Howto plug wpa_supplicant and dhcdbd

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Mon Feb 26 16:47:24 EST 2007


On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 22:35 +0100, Jens Rutschmann wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> is there any way to let wpa_supplicant initiate a DHCP request ?
> Do I just have to configure dhcdbd and wpa_supplicant correctly?
> 
> Or do I need some other software that observes wpa_supplicant and calls 
> dhcdbd / dhcpcd / dhclient after the computer is connected to a wireless 
> network?
> Perhaps something like networkmanager...

Well, I'd say NetworkManager.  But I think wpa_cli also has scripts that
can be called at various times?  It seems that people want to pack more
and more functionality into wpa_supplicant itself when I'd argue that
functionality doesn't belong there.

Dan




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