Re: Release criteria proposal: networking requirements

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On Fri, 2020-08-28 at 16:59 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Fri, 2020-08-21 at 17:11 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Hi folks!
> > 
> > So at this week's blocker review meeting, the fact that we don't have
> > explicit networking requirements in the release criteria really started
> > to bite us. In the past we have squeezed networking-related issues in
> > under other criteria, but for some issues that's really difficult,
> > notably VPN issues. So, we agreed we should draft some explicit
> > networking criteria.
> Update: here's a second draft with feedback so far incorporated, thanks
> to everyone. Still mulling over whether/how to split it more across
> milestones.
> === Network requirements ===
> Each of these requirements apply to both installer and installed system
> environments. For any given installer environment, the 'default network
> configuration tools' are considered to be those the installer documents
> as supported ways to configure networking (e.g. for anaconda-based
> environments, configuration via kernel command line options, a
> kickstart, or interactively in anaconda itself are included).
> ==== Basic networking ====
> It must be possible to establish both IPv4 and IPv6 network connections
> using both typical router-provided addressing systems (e.g. DHCP on
> IPv4 or SLAAC or IPv6) and static addressing. The default network
> configuration tools for the console, for release-blocking desktops and
> for installer environments must work well enough to allow typical
> network connection configuration operations without major workarounds.
> Standard network functions such as address resolution and connections
> with common protocols such as ping, HTTP and ssh must work as expected.
> Footnote titled "Supported hardware": Supported network hardware is
> hardware for which the Fedora kernel includes drivers and, where
> necessary, for which a firmware package is available. If support for a
> commonly-used piece or type of network hardware that would usually be
> present is omitted, that may constitute a violation of this criterion,
> after consideration of the [[Blocker_Bug_FAQ|hardware-dependent-
> issues|normal factors for hardware-dependent issues]]. Similarly,
> violations of this criteria that are hardware or configuration
> dependent are, as usual, subject to consideration of those factors when
> determining whether they are release-blocking
> ==== VPN connections ====
> Using the default network configuration tools for the console and for
> release-blocking desktops, it must be possible to establish a working
> connection to common OpenVPN, openconnect-supported and vpnc-supported
> VPN servers with typical configurations.
> Footnote titled "Supported servers and configurations": As there are
> many different VPN server applications and configurations, blocker
> reviewers must use their best judgment in determining whether
> violations of this criterion are likely to be encountered commonly
> enough to block a release, and if so, at which milestone. As a general
> principle, the more people are likely to use affected servers and the
> less complicated the configuration required to hit the bug, the more
> likely it is to be a blocker.

So, uh, we sorta forgot about this. Kamil approved this draft, but
nobody else gave any feedback on it. This topic is still relevant and
we have a proposed VPN blocker today, so...any more feedback on this
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA
IRC: adamw | Twitter: adamw_ha

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