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Bug #10559

MAC spoofing failure notification should point to the corresponding documentation

Added by intrigeri over 3 years ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Spoof MAC
Target version:
-
Start date:
01/23/2019
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:

Description

It was implemented initially, and then the move to Wheezy made the link invisible (#7249), and for Jessie #7989 lead us to remove it. It would be great to tell the user what to do when MAC spoofing fails.

As the blueprint linked above points out:

  • a desktop notification may not be the best way to convey this message;
  • a process started in the background in a udev hook may not be the best way to trigger that notification.

So this needs both UX and implementation research, quite possibly done together (this is a corner case, and we don't want to design something perfect that's so hard to implement that it'll never be done).


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #7249: Truncated notifications Resolved 06/18/2015
Related to Tails - Bug #7989: Jessie: raw HTML is displayed in desktop notifications Resolved 10/02/2014 10/15/2015
Related to Tails - Feature #14544: Spend software developer time on smallish UX improvements In Progress 08/31/2018
Related to Tails - Bug #16260: Notification on MAC spoofing failure is truncated Confirmed 12/31/2018
Blocked by Tails - Bug #16385: Research how frequent MAC spoofing failures are Resolved 01/23/2019

Associated revisions

Revision ee67ef32 (diff)
Added by intrigeri over 3 years ago

MAC spoofing failure notification: remove the link to the documentation.

It was broken on Tails/Wheezy already (the link to the doc is not
visible, and one of the two possible links was broken anyway), so this
is not a regression brought by porting to Jessie. And on Jessie, due to
bug #7989 these links would not work as-is anyway. It's unclear how this
would be best solved; #10559 has been created to sum up the problem and
track future improvements.

Refs: #7989, #10559

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri over 3 years ago

  • Related to Bug #7249: Truncated notifications added

#2 Updated by intrigeri over 3 years ago

  • Related to Bug #7989: Jessie: raw HTML is displayed in desktop notifications added

#3 Updated by u 11 months ago

There is a blueprint supposed to be linked here, but it is not. It might have been https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/macchanger/ or https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/network_connection/

#4 Updated by sajolida 11 months ago

  • Related to Feature #14544: Spend software developer time on smallish UX improvements added

#5 Updated by sajolida 6 months ago

  • Related to Bug #16260: Notification on MAC spoofing failure is truncated added

#6 Updated by sajolida 6 months ago

  • Blocked by Bug #16385: Research how frequent MAC spoofing failures are added

#7 Updated by sajolida 5 months ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

Marking as "low" seeing #16385#note-5.

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