[SM-Discuss] wireless-bash scripts
dmlb2000 at gmail.com
Mon May 15 12:45:08 EDT 2006
> David, I'm delighted to see you focus on making wireless "just work" on Linux.
> I also share that dream.
That's basically it :)
> I haven't yet tested your script, and I doubt I will in the near future,
> because I need WPA for all my wifi stuff. But I've researched wpa_supplicant
> for some time now, and will at some point attempt to pull together an app to
> help manage connections with it.
Well if you can manage to make the package easier to configure and
easier to setup, that would be a great help.
> You're right in that wpa_supplicant is hard to figure out, but not impossible.
> Once you get to know the program you'll see that it's capable of much more
> than initially seems, and is a steady base upon which to build a wireless
> manager UI.
> You can run wpa_supplicant as daemon, and you can then add, remove and edit
> networks via wpa_cli. The config file approach that Dave highlighted is one
> approach, but I like the dynamic operation that wpa_cli offers much more.
I didn't know wpa_suppicant could be run as a daemon I never got it to
do that when I was messing with it.
> Oh, the reason why wpa_supplicant hasn't an init script is probably because
> the program itself doesn't ship one. I have an init script on my box, but
> I've figured that adding something like that to our spell is against the SMGL
It sure it in our philosophy, I'd put an initscript in the spell. By
not having an initscript with the spell you are in effect denying the
user the info that you could indeed run wpa_supplicant with an
- David Brown
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