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Re: Network Information API

From: Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2013 22:21:44 -0800
Message-ID: <52A40FF8.3080605@gmail.com>
To: Josh Soref <jsoref@blackberry.com>, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>, "Kostiainen, Anssi" <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>
CC: "<public-device-apis@w3.org>" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Hey Josh,

Do you have a list of use cases that this networking information API
would fulfill?

Thanks,
Doug

On 12/6/13, 8:39 AM, Josh Soref wrote:
> Fwiw, Iım considering a network information api which is based on network
> interfaces.
> 
> interface NetworkAdapter {
>   string uuid;
>   bool connected;
>   string[] localaddresses;
>   string[] gateways;
>   /* possibly exposing dns server information */
> }
> 
> With a notice going out for each up/down of each interface.
> 
> When I take my phone and it switches from only having cellular to having
> cellular + wifi, Iıd get a notification for the new adapter, that
> notification is a hint that routing may have changed and performance
> characteristics may be different.
> 
> For BlackBerry devices, there is a third network which can easily go
> up/down which is the Work network (itıs roughly a VPN), and then thereıs
> also a normal VPN connection available ‹ each would notify (but only if
> theyıre available to the given application ‹ the Work network may or may
> not be exposed to non Work applications at the user/adminıs discretion).
> 
> I havenıt started prototyping this, but I believe that in theory this
> covers all the actual use cases I can imagine.
> 
> When routing changes, itıs quite likely that performance characteristics
> will change.
> 
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