WPA_SUPPLICANT as a Service: Is there information on Installing, starting, etc.?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sat Aug 26 16:24:57 PDT 2006

On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 06:54:26AM -0700, George S. Lockwood wrote:

> 1. The Service reads the NIC adaptor's GUID from the "interfaces"
> registry value.  Correct?
> So any NIC change to a user's machine MUST somehow be reflected there.

Yes, that's correct.

> 2. RE: SDDL strings: the requirement is for this to be in the config
> file that the wpa_supplicant.exe uses? But not in the service????

wpasvc.exe used to hardcode ctrl_interface to be "udp", i.e., enabled. I
changed this now to read the value from registry (ctrl_interface string
value in HKLM\SOFTWARE\wpa_supplicant\interfaces\0000 key). In other
words, the next version will require the ctrl_interface value to be in
registry or the (per-interface) control interface will not be enabled.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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