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  • NetworkManager 1.2 Adds MAC Address Randomization

    Phoronix: NetworkManager 1.2 Adds MAC Address Randomization

    For providing network tracking protection and out of privacy concerns, NetworkManager 1.2 has added a feature that was first found in Apple's iOS 8 and has since been found in Windows 10 too...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...r-1.2-Released

  • #2
    Does oma Merkel approves that?

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    • #3
      Is this going to annoy network administrators and ISPs?

      With this you will lose your DHCP dynamic IP address lease. Usually it may stay for an hour or a day when inactive.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Is this going to annoy network administrators and ISPs?

        With this you will lose your DHCP dynamic IP address lease. Usually it may stay for an hour or a day when inactive.
        To quote the article which you evidently didn't read: "randomizing the MAC address while scanning, chainging it every now and then, but still use the hard-wired MAC address for association and actual connectivity."

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        • #5
          well admins usually end up disabling it and sticking to sysvinit's network scripts for now. people would be more comfortable working with systemd's network. personally i believe NetworkManager is amazing! keep up the good work !

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          • #6
            Good feature for mobile users especially, Android phones should do same by default.

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            • #7
              I can see it before me. "Network admin goes after unstable mac-address randomizers on campus wifi with a sawed-off shotgun."

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              • #8
                I have been manually disabling IPv6 networking capabilities on Android, Windows and Linux on all my devices for a while, but with NetworkManager 1.2 coming out with Fedora 24 I might for the first time just leave it at it's defaults and not care anymore, since all privacy focused features are already in.

                Great work NetworkManager developers!

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                • #9
                  Connman? No complains with my connected devices...

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