wpa_gui restarting dhcpcd?

Roy Marples uberlord at gentoo.org
Thu Mar 22 06:32:10 EDT 2007


On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 18:49:20 -0700
Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 04:59:27PM -0230, Craig Harding wrote:
> > Has there been any talk of adding code to wpa_gui to restart dhcp
> > when a new connection is made to a sid? A restart of dhcp is needed
> > everytime I re-associate or associate with a new SID.
> 
> I have not heard such discussion. Anyway, a GUI application is not a
> good place for doing something like this. wpa_cli can be used to
> implement such a trigger and with some (more modern) DHCP clients,
> there should not be any need for this kind of trigger since they can
> determine association changes themselves.

I would argue that this more modern DHCP client is defective by design
as you may require DHCP on ssid Foo and a static IP on ssid Bar.

You may of course want to do other things like launch a VPN client for
a specific ssid also.

Thanks

Roy



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