[arch-dev-public] Consensus on network scripts

Tobias Kieslich tobias at justdreams.de
Thu Apr 19 13:37:09 EDT 2007

On Thu, 19 Apr 2007, Jürgen Hötzel wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 10:18:07PM +1000, James wrote:
> > Hey,
> > http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Network_Scripts
> > 
> > I've been pushing these repeatedly, with only meager interest shown by
> > others. Given a little bit of documentation, I think they're almost
> > ready for me to unleash and publicise for further testing.
> laptops are often moved between wireless networks and thus require user
> interaction. "Static" configuration on system startup are improper for
> these requirements. Most other distribution even don't have wpa support in
> initscripts. It's complex and error prone. RedHats NetworkManager is a nice
> application for this job.
actually we have most of the stuff we need for Laptops. I didn't have
the time to look at James work yet (sorry) and maybe he incorporated the
idea already. Can we create a list of wifi networks at startup with
`iwlistscanning`, parse it and grep for the ESSID and lookup in the
network profiles if an ESSID matches. It's not perfect, but it might be
a nice default for laptops. Oh, and yes I know, who suggest sucha thing
should actually go ahead and implement it.


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