Query: wpa_supplicant's ctrl_interface_group option is DEPRECATED?

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Jul 22 10:21:43 PDT 2007

On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 10:39:57AM +0800, Soh Kam Yung wrote:

> I am currently looking at using wpa_supplicant to configure networks
> on my linux pc.
> While trying to configure it, I discovered that the
> ctrl_interface_group option has been marked (DEPRECATED) in
> config_file.c.
> But the README that comes with wpa_supplicant makes no mention that
> ctrl_interface_group has been deprecated.  Instead, it recommends
> using ctrl_interface_group to allow wpa_cli to run as a normal user
> account.

It looks like README file has not been updated to match with the current
configuration file format..

> Is ctrl_interface_group to be removed in the future from
> wpa_supplicant?  If yes, what is the recommended option to use?

I don't know whether it will ever go away, but anyway, the recommend
format for configuring this is to use ctrl_interface with DIR and GROUP

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=wheel

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