[PATCH] wpa_supplicant man page: clearly state which options are given per interface.

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Jun 18 01:55:17 PDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 12:11:20PM -0400, Pavel Polischouk wrote:

> Documentation appeared a little vague about which options are global and 
> which are tied to a particular interface. This leads to confusion when 
> using certain combinations of options, e.g. the command "wpa_supplicant 
> -c /etc/wpa_supplican.conf -u" will not do what is intuitively expected 
> from it - it will not read the config file given with -c option because 
> no -i option was given. This command is still valid because -u option is 
> used. The wpa_supplicant running like this will also not listen on any 
> control socket, because the socket file name is usually given in the 
> config file. This command line also happens to be the default in Fedora 9.

I would say that this command line uses invalid arguments;
wpa_supplicant just does not happen to reject it.. I don't know why the
configuration file is included in Fedora since I would expect it to just
use NetworkManager which sets everything through dbus.

> This patch does not try to change any behaviour, but rather document 
> these nuances clearly.

Thanks! Applied.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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