[PATCH v2] supplicant: Allow custom probe and assoc req ie.

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Sat Apr 9 01:03:55 PDT 2016

On Fri, Apr 08, 2016 at 02:11:36PM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> So, I will try to code up a patch to set the VENDOR_ELEM values using
> the .conf file if you will accept the patch.

I might.. I've been trying to think what would be a nice way of doing
this as a general solution, but could not really find one. In some
sense, I'd like to support all VENDOR_ELEM values in a manner that would
allow easy extension of this similarly to how the VENDOR_ELEM_* commands
themselves do. However, the current configuration parsing logic does not
really make that very convenient (e.g., having "vendor_elem_default_0"
.. "vendor_elem_default_14" as separately defined parameters can be
hundred or more lines of code..).

Maybe it would easiest to just add the two configuration parameters that
you had in the patch and update the documentation to state that they are
initial values used at interface start and changes during operation need
to be done using the VENDOR_ELEM* commands. This is neither generic nor
very clean, but at least the amount of code to maintain for this would
be pretty minimal.
Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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