IP detection

Tim Jansen tim at tjansen.de
Mon Aug 12 16:36:48 BST 2002

On Monday 12 August 2002 16:40, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Yet there are systems where that will backfire. I think that the best way
> is to provide a configuration mecanism, even if it includes the same
> auto-detection.

Fortunately these systems are not those used by most newbies and "regular" end 
users. Somebody, who has several ethernet cards or a VPN on a desktop 
machine, should know that this requires extra-configuration and will 
hopefully be smart enough to find the settings in the Control Center (or 
maybe the settings dialog could appear when an app needs a IP and the 
auto-conf gives up). But you can not present such a configuration mechanism 
to a newbie. In the best case she will just take the default and is confused 
by that strange dialog. In the worst case she cancels it because she is 
afraid to "break" something.


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