Default interface names contain jargon

Bug #348735 reported by kevmitch on 2009-03-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When i open the "Edit Connections" GUI by right clicking the network manager system tray applet, I get a list of wired and wireless connections. In wired I see

Auto eth0 never

I guess Auto mean that it will automatically connect if it's available and eth0 is the interface name, but I have no idea what "never" means. Similarly an uninitiated Linux user will probably be even more confused by "eth0". I would suggest including field headings to better communicate the information presented.


Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Confirming, note that "Auto eth0" is the default name, you can edit the connection to set a more user friendly name. Ideally better defaults should be picked like "Ethernet Port 2".

summary: - Edit Network Connections list is confusing
+ Default interface names contain jargon
Changed in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Milan Bouchet-Valat (nalimilan) wrote :

This is not a problem in the gnome-system-tools actually. It was already reported a while ago in network-manager-applet, where it should belong.

affects: gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu) → network-manager (Ubuntu)
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