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FS#3140 - WPA support in new network scripts

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Andy P (Phydeaux37) - Friday, 02 September 2005, 14:16 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Thursday, 15 September 2005, 22:44 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category System
Status Closed
Assigned To Judd Vinet (judd)
Architecture not specified
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7 Wombat
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I like the new network scripts in testing but they lack any sort of way to start wpa_supplicant when a wireless interface is brought up. I wrote a quick and dirty patch and posted it here:

It basically looks for the line WPAOPTS in the network profile and starts wpa_supplicant if its there. Even if wpa_supplicant never gets officially supported in arch it would still be useful to have a way to start it or other auxiliary programs from the script.

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Closed by  Judd Vinet (judd)
Monday, 24 October 2005, 18:00 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Andy P (Phydeaux37) - Monday, 24 October 2005, 13:48 GMT
I've written a new patch to add wpa_supplicant support to the new release of the initscripts in current. Even if this isn't the direction you would like to go with arch I would still like to see a way to start an auxiary program from the network profile make it in to the offical initscripts.
Comment by Judd Vinet (judd) - Monday, 24 October 2005, 18:00 GMT
I've applied your patch to netcfg for the next release of initscripts (soon).