[SM-Discuss] wireless-bash scripts
eric at sandall.us
Mon May 15 13:23:25 EDT 2006
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Juuso Alasuutari wrote:
> David, I'm delighted to see you focus on making wireless "just work" on Linux.
> I also share that dream.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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
If a package can use an init script, but doesn't include one, we do
write our own, AFAIK.
Eric Sandall | Source Mage GNU/Linux Developer
eric at sandall.us | http://www.sourcemage.org/
http://eric.sandall.us/ | SysAdmin @ Shock Physics @ WSU
http://counter.li.org/ #196285 | http://www.shock.wsu.edu/
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