Reading things out of the blob in wpa_supplicant

Dan Williams dcbw
Sun Nov 26 07:55:43 PST 2006

On Sat, 2006-11-25 at 20:43 -0800, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 21, 2006 at 03:49:42PM +0000, Alun Evans wrote:
> > However, I don't really want to get the pac file over the air each
> > time the computer restarts, i.e. I'd like NM to be able to extract the
> > blob I specify, so that it can save that into gconf.
> > 
> > Seemingly though, while NM can communicate with wpa_sup like this:
> > SET_NETWORK 0 pac_file "blob://eap-fast-pac"
> > 
> > There's no way for it to read blob://eap-fast-pac back.. ?
> No, not at the moment. Adding support for get/set/remove blob using
> ctrl_iface is on my to-do list, though. In the current version, the only
> way of doing this would be to use an external file and that could just
> be a temporary file written and read by NM..

Eek, that's suboptimal, though pretty much what's done now with
certificates in NM... In the end we want to move that to the DBus
interface anyway, but having it in the ctrl_iface would be a good idea


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