nico at rdo.homelinux.org
Tue Dec 6 10:08:03 EST 2005
Jouni Malinen wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 05:31:02PM -0600, Nicolas Will wrote:
>>Even with /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf with 600 perms, I'm having a hard
>>time living with my password hard-coded on my hard-disk...
>>Is there any way to invoke an interactive password query like an
>wpa_supplicant has a control interface that could be used to implement
Sure, I read that.
Being crap at coding... I'm just asking if anyone already scratched that
itch, or if it was on the way.
>>I know that wpa_cli can be used somehow, but it is not very flexible.
>What do you mean with this? What kind of flexibility would you like to
Well, I meant that to use wpa_cli, you need to start a terminal, get in
the cli, then issue commands, with knowledge of a few things...
Flexible is probably not the right word. Usable is probably better.
> wpa_supplicant will ask user for password when one is needed and
>the configuration did not include it. This request is sent to all
>"monitor programs" using the control interface. One example of these is
>wpa_cli, which will interactively ask for the password; another one is
>wpa_gui, which will do the same by popping up a dialog box asking for
I understand that, and that is what Network Manager is also planning on
>>wpa_gui sound promising, but I compiled it, and I think that it still
>Could you please be more specific on what you would like to see in
I'm sorry, my message did not go through properly when put into words,
and can appear reude when there was no intention.
I just wanted to say that wpa_gui looked promising, but did not look
finished/complete feature-wise yet. Not a problem. A clear confirmation
of that status is that my distribution (Ubuntu) does not give it yet. I
downloaded the upstream tarball and compiled it myself. It didn't give
me all the options I wanted (or did not understand my conf file)
regarding EAP and such. I am sure tha it will come, it is just not ready
yet, I guess.
Here is the scenario that I would find convenient *for me*:
Machine starts up, I logon, desktop starts up, I get a wpa_gui to start
automatically somehow (session fil, panel applet, freedesktop
I can create a wireless network profile without stored password, but
offering me all the field correcponding to a complete conf file. When I
ask the app to connect to the network, it pops up a password request dialog.
wpa_gui is not there yet. Again, this is not a criticism, especially
coming from someone with the coding abilities of a dead squirrel.
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