[arch-general] Detect broken DHCP setup

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Fri Sep 8 22:03:11 UTC 2017

On 09/06/2017 06:19 PM, Leonid Isaev via arch-general wrote:
> Again, when it comes to network settings, there is nothing to expose over dbus.
> systemd and NM have this obscure concept of a "system being online" but it is
> nothing more than a simple ping fedoraproject.org. This test fails in many
> legitimate cases which makes it useless...

Are you referring to NetworkManager's connectivity check? Because that
checks to see if http://www.archlinux.org/check_network_status.txt
returns the body content "NetworkManager is online", see
/usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/20-connectivity.conf and
NetworkManager.conf(5) for details.

It is a pretty robust check, unless archlinux.org is offline or banned
by a proxy/filter.

Eli Schwartz

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