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NetworkManager Bluetooth DUN

Many older phones support mobile broadband sharing to computers through Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking (DUN). When the phone is paired with a computer, the computer may request that the phone provide a virtual serial port, and then the computer treats that virtual serial port as a normal mobile broadband connection card, sending AT commands and starting PPP.

Enhanced functionality in the gnome-bluetooth plugin allows users to set up their network connection with a few clicks, after which the phone and the network connection are available from the nm-applet menu.

Fedora user now will only have one tool to use instead of having to use a 3rd-party tool that doesn't fully function with Fedora.

NetworkManager Command Line

NetworkManager Command Line allows a user to control the NetworkManager without using a GUI.

NetworkManager Command Line has created tools that will allow a user to control the NetworkManager from a terminal, headless machine, or the initscripts with a proper CLI client. The purpose of this program is to have very lightweight tooll. Therefore, tools written in C are preferred over tools written in Python.

NetworkManager Command Line tools will benefit the Fedora user by making the NetworkManager more suitable to the server enviroment and consolidating network configuration.

NetworkManager Mobile Status

The NetworkManager applet shows the current signal strength, cellular technology (GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA or 1x/EVDO etc), and roaming status while connected for cards where this functionality is supported.

The benefits to Fedora users are Mobile Status makes it easier to use mobile broadband. Users will be able to know when their device has a signal and if they are roaming or not. This could potentially save the user money.

NFSv4 Default

Changes the default NFS protocol to version 4. NFSv4 will check to see if the server supports version 4. If the server does then it will connect. Otherwise it will connect using version 3.

One of the major benefit is performance. In version 4, the server has state which means it can communicate with each NFS client. The means the server can issue things called delegations (or leases) for files allowing the v4 client to aggressively cache which drastically cuts down on network traffic between the client and server.

There are a number of other benefits which are documented here

NFS Client IPv6

NFS Client IPv6 supports the mounting of NFS servers over IPv6. The benefits for Fedora users is the now servers and network file systems can talk to each other over IPv6 networks.

There are a number of other benefits which are documented Possible related feature pages: