Re: Networkmanager Requires Root Privileges
Yes, this is normal with this new version of NetworkManager.
I don't like it either. It seems wrong.
Previously, network definitions were kept in your local user files. Now they are being kept centrally in a root owned directory. That change is reasonable. But requiring the root password to setup a connection is just a bad idea.
You are at a coffee shop. You want to connect to their wireless. So you have to give the root password at a place where everything you do is being videotaped. Not good.
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