Questions about fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1.Peer

Jouni Malinen j
Mon Jan 30 15:00:22 PST 2012

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 05:44:26PM -0200, Fl?vio Ceolin wrote:
> I' ve some concerns about the fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1.Peer interface.
> First, there is a special reason to all peer properties are grouped into the
> property "Properties" instead of these properties are separated as in
> fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1.BSS ?

I'm not aware of any specific reason for this. Maybe someone who has
worked on the design of the P2P extensions to the D-Bus interface could
comment more on this.

> Second, some Peer properties are missed in the dbus interface, to
> clarify it, below are the properties obtained using DBus and wpa_cli:

Many of the fields shown in wpa_cli p2p_peer command are meant to be
internal information and should not really be used by external programs,
i.e., they were meant mainly for debugging purposes. The D-Bus interface
does a reasonable thing here by not exposing the values that could be
misused taken into account that such misuse has already happened with
values exposed through the control interface.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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