wpa_supplicant messaging

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sun May 8 18:58:20 EDT 2005

On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 03:54:53PM +0200, Martin Samuelsson wrote:

> I still think it should be a part of the wpa_supplicant executable for
> two reasons:
> 1. Having one additional process just for starting scripts seems like
>    resource waste.

Separate process is needed in order not to make it more difficult to
implement privacy separation in wpa_supplicant. I don't want to add new
functionality that requires root privileges after startup into
wpa_supplicant if that can be easily avoided.

> 2. Having one configuration file for configuring all wireless stuff
>    would be better for the user than a bunch of places that have to be
>    edited.

If that is really desired, it can be implemented by using this single
file for generating whatever is needed..

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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