assigning an IP address when triggering handovers

Blaise Gassend blaise at willowgarage.com
Fri Jul 30 12:05:23 EDT 2010


Could the script that is sending wpa_cli commands not just run an
ifconfig command also, or send the right signal to dhclient to reaquire
an address? As far as I know wpa_supplicant doesn't deal with IP
addresses, but I may be wrong.

On Fri, 2010-07-30 at 10:41 +0100, Panagiotis Georgopoulos wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
>  
> 
>                 In my wpa_supplicant.conf I have two network sections
> and I am using wpa_cli to trigger handovers from one to the other and
> vice versa. Currently I am using static ip addresses and ideally I
> would like when I trigger a handover to assign a new ip address to the
> wireless interface as fast as possible. 
> 
>  
> 
> Is there any way that wpa_supplicant or wpa_cli can do this for me?
> E.g. any ip_address option that could go in the wpa_supplicant.conf or
> any command in wpa_cli to assign an ip address to the interface? I am
> assuming that if such an option exists, when it will be enforced, the
> kernel  will take care of the routing table as well…
> 
>  
> 
>                 Thanks a lot in advance,
> 
>                 Panos
> 
>  
> 
> 
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