Question about P2P persistant groups

Dan Williams dcbw at
Mon Oct 18 15:12:28 EDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-10-18 at 21:59 +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 12:00:57PM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> > Given that the higher-level manager is usually storing the connection
> > information elsewhere (since it needs to store IPv4, proxy, IPv6, and
> > other stuff in the same place as the wifi settings) it probably makes
> > sense to save persistent information about P2P stuff with the higher
> > level connection manager as well.  At least the supplicant should
> > provide that capability, which I'm pretty sure it already does through
> > the calls to get network properties.  We'd need to make sure that when
> > the supplicant *does* change the persistent P2P info in it's config that
> > it sends a signal over the D-Bus control interface or socket control
> > interface so that the higher levels know they need to read that info and
> > save it.
> I would assume everything else is already there apart from maybe not
> being able to retrieve psk or the special disabled=2 value (or set
> disabled=2 for that matter) to distinguish this is a persistent group.
> The full data is also available through ctrl_interface now, but maybe
> not with D-Bus yet (well, neither is any other P2P functionality).

Well, we'd need to get the agreed-upon PSK for WPS too after the initial
association, so we'll have to have this functionality somehow.  I'll


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