Making wpa_supplicant work with dhclient on Fedora

Pavel Roskin proski
Tue May 20 19:18:52 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 11:57 -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 11:43 -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 11:19 -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> > > Logging in is unnecessary to have NM connect you.  If you have setup
> > > your machine with static IP either from the installer, or from
> > > system-config-network (make sure the "Controlled by NetworkManager" box
> > > is checked) then NM will respect the static IP configuration you have
> > > provided.  If that's not the case, check
> > > your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 config file to ensure
> > > that it's using the settings you want, if not edit it with
> > > system-config-network or directly with a text editor.  If that file
> > > looks correct, then we can debug further.
> > 
> > OK, here's my scenario.  If my laptop is with me, I want it connect to
> > the networks I trust and use dynamic addresses.  If my laptop is at
> > work, I want to be able to ssh into the firewall, ssh into the laptop
> > and do something with it remotely, which can include reboots.  Besides,
> > I don't like to leave systems with me logged in.  I don't care if the
> > laptop is using a dynamic address at work, as the laptop would get a
> > specific IP address, and if it gets some other address, I'll find it
> > easily (trying a couple of addresses beats driving to the office, that's
> > for sure).
> Ok, so what's your ifcfg-eth0 file?  This case sounds like
> run-of-the-mill DHCP really, right?  To do this, you shouldn't need
> anything special:

Sorry, I was unclear.  I don't want to use Ethernet anywhere, so the
eth0 configuration is irrelevant.

I may be OK with plugging the laptop into the wired network if I need a
remote connection, but have a working solution that doesn't require it.

OK, let's hope that that there will be a better solution eventually.

Pavel Roskin

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