wpa_supplicant without CONFIG_CTRL_IFACE=y

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sun Dec 19 10:32:24 EST 2004

On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 08:46:17AM +0100, Sebastian Kaps wrote:

> Compiling wpa_supplicant 0.3.1 without having CONFIG_CTRL_IFACE=y in
> .config has the effect, that the control_interface option in
> /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf isn't recognized anymore.

> What's the sense in that? Obviously wpa_cli ceases to work then. Is
> there a "new way" to control wpa_supplicant or why was this changed?

wpa_cli is not required for the network connection to work. This option
was added so that extra code can be removed from cases where wpa_cli is
not needed and also to make it easier to start porting for non-unix
environments by allowing one use of UNIX domain sockets to be removed

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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