ConnMan

screenshot of Network Menu

Connection Manager (ConnMan) is a daemon for managing internet connections in Linux. The Connection Manager is designed to be slim and to use as few resources as possible, so it can be easily integrated. The primary use case is embedded systems, but it can be also used in desktop environments.

oFono is a mobile telephony stack for Linux. For Connman it provides access to data modems so that a connection to Internet can be created.

Ubuntu has Network Menu as the frontend for ConnMan. It uses Application Indicator framework to show the menu to the user and provides various dialogs needed for managing Internet connections.

The goal is to have all this working in Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE), but all the components work also with the Desktop edition.

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Status

The packages are now included in Ubuntu 10.10, but are not installed by default and needs to be manually installed. UI components are still under state of flux, but most of the features should work now.

Supported features:

  • Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi Open, WEP, WPA and WPA2
  • 3G on GSM networks
  • BT PAN
  • IPv6

Notable missing features:

Feedback

All bug reports are greatly appreciated and there is a separate page about reporting bugs.

Any feedback, good or bad, is really valuable. Please send any comments to Kalle Valo <kalle.valo@canonical.com>. You can also ask questions in launchpad.

News

If you want to stay up-to-date what's happening in ConnMan Ubuntu project, follow connman category of Kalle Valo's blog.

ConnMan (last edited 2011-03-15 13:06:52 by kvalo)