[arch-general] [rc.d/network] Integrate wpa_supplicant as wireless framework?

Ionuț Bîru ibiru at archlinux.org
Tue Nov 9 17:34:14 CET 2010

On 11/09/2010 03:55 PM, Gerhard Brauer wrote:
> Hi,
> our current default wireless framework in base /e/rc.d/network
> script is iwconfig (Open/WEP only). I like to integrate
> wpa_supplicant as easy as we could use iwconfig ATM.
> iwconfig is a useless framework in most user environments in these
> days (most AP's have a stronger encryption than WEP'), but it is a
> "easy" tool.
> Two possibilities:
> a) Throw away iwconfig(wireless-tools package) from rc.d/network and
> use wap_supplicant only. wpa_supplicant could of course do all the
> things iwconfig is for.
> b) Let the user decide wihich wireless framework. This could be done
> by seperate /e/conf.d/wireless from wireless_tools and add therin
> config options for each iwconfig and wpa_supplicant.
> Ex.:
> --------------------

I believe that Thomas want to use netcfg in the future


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