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@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@ In order to compile Connection Manager you need following software packages:
- GCC compiler
- GLib library
- D-Bus library
- - IP-Tables library
+ - IP-Tables library (for tethering support)
- GnuTLS library (optional)
- PolicyKit (optional)
- readline (command line client)
@@ -353,6 +353,46 @@ network. While the same setup works well for a WiFi or ethernet
uplink.
+Online check
+============
+
+ConnMan tries to detect if it has Internet connection or not when
+a service is connected. If the online check succeeds the service
+enters Online state, if not it stays in Ready state. The online
+check is also used to detect whether ConnMan is behind a captive
+portal like when you are in hotel and need to pay for connectivity.
+
+The online check is done by trying to fetch status.html document
+from ipv4.connman.net (for IPv4 connectivity) and ipv6.connman.net
+(for IPv6 connectivity). The used URL looks like this
+http://ipv{4|6}.connman.net/online/status.html
+
+During the online check procedure, ConnMan will temporarily install
+a host route to both the ipv4.connman.net and ipv6.connman.net so that
+the online check query can be directed via the correct network
+interface which the connected service is using. This host route is
+automatically removed when the online check is done.
+
+ConnMan sends this very minimal information in http header when doing
+the online check request (example):
+ Host: ipv4.connman.net
+ User-Agent: ConnMan/1.23 wispr
+ Connection: close
+
+Currently following information is returned from connman.net if
+the connection is successfull (200 OK http response code is returned):
+ Server: nginx
+ Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:25:42 GMT
+ Content-Type: text/html
+ Connection: close
+ X-ConnMan-Status: online
+
+The X-ConnMan-Status field is used in portal detection, if it is missing
+ConnMan will call RequestBrowser method in net.connman.Agent dbus
+interface to handle the portal login if the portal does not support WISPr.
+See doc/agent-api.txt for more details.
+
+
Information
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