wpa_supplicant invocation options in Fedora 8 ?

Kel Modderman kel at otaku42.de
Fri Nov 16 01:36:14 EST 2007

On Friday 16 November 2007 00:59:13 Jerry LeVan wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently upgraded from Fedora 7 to Fedora 8. Regrettably there is
> a regression in the F8 Network Manager that forces DHCP with wireless.
> My needs require wireless and a fixed IP.
> I noticed that there is a wpa_supplicant start procedure in init.d
> It uses parameters (among others) "-u" and "-f".

From the wpa_supplicant(8) (version 0.6.0 on my system) manpage:

-u     Enabled DBus control interface.

Dunno about -f, I cannot see in main.c of wpa_supplicant source that getopt 
knows about such an option.

> There is no -u and -f in the man pages...

-u is there. I guess there could be differences to what I am looking at and 
what fedora core 8 actually ships with, I do not know that.

> What do these options do?
> Jerry

Thanks, Kel.

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