Howto plug wpa_supplicant and dhcdbd
dcbw at redhat.com
Tue Feb 27 11:48:13 EST 2007
On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 21:59 +0000, Roy Marples wrote:
> 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?
Sure, but we'd generally like to kill dhcdbd entirely. It doesn't have
much of a future in my mind.
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