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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.
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== Consistent network device naming ==
  
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.
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Fedora 18 continues previous releases' use of '''biosdevname''' to set network device names in a deterministic manner. Ethernet ports embedded on server motherboards will be named <code>em<port_number></code>, while ports on PCI cards will be named <code>p<slot_number>p<port_number></code>, corresponding to the chassis labels. This feature may be disabled by passing <code>"biosdevname=0"</code> on the kernel command line, in which case, behavior will revert to using ethX names.  
  
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.  
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== better network security with firewalld ==
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'''firewalld''' will be the default firewall solution for Fedora 18, replacing '''iptables'''.  Using '''firewalld'''will allow for application of policy changes without reloading, allowing connection states to stay unbroken when rules are changed.  
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A D-BUS interface allows approved applications to communicate status and present complex or temporary needs to the firewall without requiring hand configuration by an administrator. This improves support for dynamic environments like libvirtd, which previously had to be restarted when iptables rules were changed.
  
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Manual administration can be done with firewall-cmd. Documentation on firewalld can be found in the included manpages, firewall-cmd(1), firewalld(1), firewalld.conf(5), firewalld.icmptype(5), firewalld.service(5), firewalld.zone(5).
  
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== Team Driver improves NIC bonding ==
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Fedora 18 includes Team Driver which facilitates grouping of multiple network interfaces together so they act like a single network interface. This extends teaming possibilities provided by existing bonding driver. It also provides userspace driven, modular alternative to bonding driver. Usage information can be found in man teamd.conf(5), man teamd(8), and man teamdctl(8).
  
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== Bring your own hotspot ==
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NetworkManager now supports an enhanced Hotspot/Internet Connection Sharing mode for WiFi, which enables a much smoother connection sharing experience and is better supported by hardware. This mode is automatically enabled only for newly created connection to ensure existing configuration is unchanged.
  
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Consistent network device naming

Fedora 18 continues previous releases' use of biosdevname to set network device names in a deterministic manner. Ethernet ports embedded on server motherboards will be named em<port_number>, while ports on PCI cards will be named p<slot_number>p<port_number>, corresponding to the chassis labels. This feature may be disabled by passing "biosdevname=0" on the kernel command line, in which case, behavior will revert to using ethX names.

better network security with firewalld

firewalld will be the default firewall solution for Fedora 18, replacing iptables. Using firewalldwill allow for application of policy changes without reloading, allowing connection states to stay unbroken when rules are changed.

A D-BUS interface allows approved applications to communicate status and present complex or temporary needs to the firewall without requiring hand configuration by an administrator. This improves support for dynamic environments like libvirtd, which previously had to be restarted when iptables rules were changed.

Manual administration can be done with firewall-cmd. Documentation on firewalld can be found in the included manpages, firewall-cmd(1), firewalld(1), firewalld.conf(5), firewalld.icmptype(5), firewalld.service(5), firewalld.zone(5).

Team Driver improves NIC bonding

Fedora 18 includes Team Driver which facilitates grouping of multiple network interfaces together so they act like a single network interface. This extends teaming possibilities provided by existing bonding driver. It also provides userspace driven, modular alternative to bonding driver. Usage information can be found in man teamd.conf(5), man teamd(8), and man teamdctl(8).

Bring your own hotspot

NetworkManager now supports an enhanced Hotspot/Internet Connection Sharing mode for WiFi, which enables a much smoother connection sharing experience and is better supported by hardware. This mode is automatically enabled only for newly created connection to ensure existing configuration is unchanged.