On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 12:47 AM, Christian Rebischke Chris.Rebischke@archlinux.org wrote:
I am chris from the Arch Linux Security Team. I have tried to reach jouke (the old maintainer of netctl) because I am thinking about writing a new feature for netctl. But due to the fact that I can't reach him I explain my idea here (I hope it's ok).
I am also the current maintainer of netctl. Have you tried e-mailing me? I cannot find anything from you.
Maybe you've read the changelog of network-manager. They have included mac randomizing for scanning the wifis or connecting to it. I would like to have this in netctl, but I wasn't unsure if this feature would be a 'nice to have' or would be rejected.
So what do you think about mac-randomizing? I've heard that also iOS 8 uses it and some other wifi software. Should we include this in netctl?
Are you aware of the method described here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MAC_address_spoofing#Method_4:_netctl_i...
I would see a big increase of user privacy in it. I would write the feature as 'optional dependency' (on base of community/macchanger) so that any user could op it in or out.
Do yo want to see this feature in netctl or better not?
Patches are always welcome. Preferably to this list. Patches sent to the GitHub repository will be forwarded to this list for review if they are substantial.
Best, - Jouke