PATCH RFC: wpa_supplicant influencing device operstate

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Sun Apr 2 21:44:02 EDT 2006

On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 12:04:54AM +0100, Stefan Rompf wrote:

> patch itself (applies to 2.6.14+) can be found on this site too. Main point 
> concerning this list is that it allows an userspace supplicant to signal the 
> kernel when the interface is ready for user traffic after authentication, and 
> afterwards, kernel notifies other programs via the existing IFF_RUNNING 
> interface.

> I have attached a patch against wpa_supplicant 0.5.1 to this mail that 
> implements signalling functionality in the WEXT driver.

> With this extension, I can start wpa_supplicant and my DHCP client in 
> parallel. Whenever the supplicant has completed association, and WPA 
> authentication if needed, the DHCP client will automatically update the 
> interface IP configuration.

Thank you! This is very welcome improvement for DHCP with authenticated
connections. I applied a newer version of your patch with some minor
cleanup into wpa_supplicant 0.5.x branch.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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