Simple question about wpa_supplicant conf file.
pzawadzki at polsl.pl
Mon May 29 14:34:03 EDT 2006
Dnia poniedziałek, 29 maja 2006 14:14, Soft Ergate napisał:
> What is the meaning of "ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant"?
This is a unix socket. Programs that control behaviour of the supplicant
send commands and receive its status by writing to or reading from this file.
> Does that indicate the path of control program(wpa_cli)? if so, how does
> wpa_supplicant use the path?
wpa_supplicant just creates that socket and waits for the incoming commands
from the controlling program (wpa_cli or wpa_gui).
> In fact, the program "wpa_cli" is always in the same directory with
It doesn't matter -- wpa_cli have to know where the socket was created and
some default locations are usually compiled in.
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