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David Golden
June 11, 2014 17:48
Re: RFC Consensus on Network testing ENV?
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On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 1:37 PM, Jens Rehsack <> wrote:
> I think there're setups where smoke tests run in a private. not routed
> network segment. While this is uncommon, probably an envvar is the right
> approach, but it should be one like LOCALTESTS_ONLY instead of
> NETWORK_IS_AVAILABLE. This allows smokers to disable unwanted network
> tests.

If it has to be done via env variable, phrasing this way, negatively
like NONINTERACTIVE_TESTING, is better than an env var granting
positive permissions.

I still think it's better for tests to check rather than rely on
testers to set such variables.

David Golden <> Twitter/IRC: @xdg

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