[PATCH 1/3] Added wpa_config_get_all function

Dan Williams dcbw
Wed Nov 18 10:02:35 PST 2009

On Wed, 2009-11-18 at 15:25 +0100, Witold Sowa wrote:
> Dan Williams pisze:
> > On Mon, 2009-11-16 at 18:24 +0100, Witold Sowa wrote:
> >>>> To recap, we finished with:
> >>>> 1. Network configuration is available only to root and without secret
> >>>> data like PSKs.
> >>>> 2. WPS credentials are sent asynchronously only to root and only once
> >>>> when received. They are not cashed and cannot we reread later.
> >>>> jm: Is that secure enought? dcbw: Is that enough for NM requirements?
> >>> That's fine for me. I would like to see NM starting to use this to see
> >>> how it works in practice.
> >>>
> >> I have appropriate patches for NM done, but they are a bit messy. I'll
> >> clean it up, and send on NM list by the end of the week, so dcbw could
> >> apply it.
> > 
> > Yeah, though they won't get in for NM 0.8 which I'd like to release in
> > the next two weeks.  We can try to land them for NM 0.8.1 though with an
> > appropriate auto fallback so that a minor point-release doesn't change
> > the world.  Or some other mechanism so that we can easily get NM using
> > it and still keep the "stable" bits.  I'd anticipate that NM 0.8.2 or NM
> > 0.9 would use nl80211 exclusively for drivers that support it.
> > 
> I sent a patch to NM list. It just switches NM to new DBus API. I will
> send the AP mode and nl80211 patches later. What do you mean auto
> fallback? You mean auto fallback from new DBus interface to the old one
> if the new will not work somehow or rather you mean auto fallcack from
> nl80211 to wext if it turns out that device doesn't work with nl80211?

I meant auto-fallback from nl80211 -> wext supplicant drivers.
Basically, there's enough change going from WEXT -> nl80211 supplicant
drivers that I'd like to figure out some method to allow users to switch
back to WEXT if needed.  Maybe that's a config file option or something.


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