W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-device-apis@w3.org > July 2012

RE: Network Information Use Cases

From: Sun, Dan <Dan.Sun@VerizonWireless.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 16:54:26 -0400
To: 'Josh Soref' <jsoref@rim.com>, Core Mobile <public-coremob@w3.org>
CC: DAP <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1Smt4g-000158-GJ@lisa.w3.org>
Josh Soref [mailto:jsoref@rim.com] wrote:

>> As you see, it is important for carriers to know the current network, 
>> mostly for authentication purposes, but also as some of our platforms 
>> are not accessible from the Internet. It would also be nice to be 
>> capable of routing a connection through an interface, but that's another story.

> Authentication purposes are not a remotely valid use case. Send an SMS to the device, let the user use that to answer a challenge. It works for 
> Google, it works for Facebook. There's also SMS push or something which Bryan is asking for. That would actually be a more acceptable path forward > than abusing Network Information.

You might be right but this is how operators' servers setup today. Authentication only occurs when a mobile camps on cellular network.

Received on Thursday, 5 July 2012 20:54:55 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 23 October 2017 14:53:54 UTC