<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"><head><title></title><meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /><style type="text/css">p { margin:0px; padding:0px; }</style></head><body style='background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);background-image:none;background-repeat:repeat;background-position:0% 0%;font-family:Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;padding-top:5px;padding-bottom:5px;padding-left:5px;padding-right:5px;'><p style="font-family:Verdana;"><font size="1">Hello,</font><span></span></p> <p id="__paragraph__1264526829000"><br /><font size="1" style="font-family:Verdana;"><span></span></font></p> <p id="__paragraph__1264526829000"><font size="1" style="font-family:Verdana;"><span>I'm working on a wpa roaming frontend for Puppy Linux using wpa_supplicant and Dhcpcd.  It works great except for one problem.  Sometimes, you'll get a flaky wireless connection that disconnects frequently.  When this happens, wpa_supplicant marks the interface as down, then dhcpcd releases the IP address.  The connection comes back half a second later, but then you still have to wait for dhcpcd to acquire the IP address again.  It would work much more smoothly if wpa_supplicant could wait a second or two to take the interface down until it was sure that a reconnection wasn't going to occur.  It is possible to patch dhcpcd to work around this problem, but since wpa_supplicant knows a lot more about the state of the network, it seems like fixing wpa_supplicant would be more reliable.</span></font><span></span></p> <p id="__paragraph__1264527383000"><br /><font size="1" style="font-family:Verdana;"><span></span></font></p> <p id="__paragraph__1264527383000"><font size="1" style="font-family:Verdana;"><span>Is there another solution I don't know about?  Any thoughts and ideas are welcome.</span></font><span></span></p> <p id="__paragraph__1264527416000"><br /><font size="1" style="font-family:Verdana;"><span></span></font></p> <p id="__paragraph__1264527416000"><font size="1" style="font-family:Verdana;"><span>Thanks!</span></font><span></span></p> <font size="1" style="font-family:Verdana;"><span>-Jemimah</span></font></body></html>