Howto plug wpa_supplicant and dhcdbd

Roy Marples uberlord at gentoo.org
Mon Feb 26 16:59:05 EST 2007


On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:47:24 -0500
Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:

> 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.

wpa_cli can all a script when link goes up or down.
This is perfect for Gentoo as services can then be started or stopped
depending on runlevel and the net dependency being satisfied. We rely
on various small daemons to do things like this and just call our net
scripts. Makes it very easy to integrate alternative software and new
interface daemons, such as ifplugd vs netplugd.

You're just looking at it from the perspective of NetworkManager
controlling everything, which is fair enough as I think you're it's
main author.

That reminds me, can I bug you off list about how to integrate dhcpcd
into NetworkManager so it could optionally be used instead of dhclient?

Thanks

Roy



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