[PATCH] Add blacklist command

Dmitry Shmidt dimitrysh at google.com
Thu Mar 17 13:06:59 EDT 2011

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 9:55 AM, Dmitry Shmidt <dimitrysh at google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 1:45 AM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 02:37:39PM -0700, Dmitry Shmidt wrote:
>>> This command allows to network manager to avoid AP
>> What would this be used for? Please note that wpa_supplicant will
>> automatically clear the blacklist if no matching networks are found and
>> as such, this may result in unexpected behavior if you assume that
>> blacklisting a BSS would mean that that BSS would not be selected in the
>> next scan. It may very well get picked anyway..
> We are talking about ESSID case where we have several APs. We are
> connecting to the "best"
> AP but it can be not really the best one. So to switch we can
> blacklist it and reconnect to another one.
> In wpa_supplicant_pick_network() we try to select another AP from same
> ESSID, and
> if there is no any we will clean blacklist.
>> --
>> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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Final version after reconsidering to do "reassociate" from the netwok manager.


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