Howto plug wpa_supplicant and dhcdbd

Dan Williams dcbw
Tue Feb 27 08:48:13 PST 2007

On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 21:59 +0000, Roy Marples wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:47:24 -0500
> Dan Williams <dcbw at> wrote:
> > Well, I'd say NetworkManager.  But I think wpa_cli also has scripts
> > that can be called at various times?  It seems that people want to
> > pack more and more functionality into wpa_supplicant itself when I'd
> > argue that functionality doesn't belong there.
> wpa_cli can all a script when link goes up or down.
> This is perfect for Gentoo as services can then be started or stopped
> depending on runlevel and the net dependency being satisfied. We rely
> on various small daemons to do things like this and just call our net
> scripts. Makes it very easy to integrate alternative software and new
> interface daemons, such as ifplugd vs netplugd.
> You're just looking at it from the perspective of NetworkManager
> controlling everything, which is fair enough as I think you're it's
> main author.
> That reminds me, can I bug you off list about how to integrate dhcpcd
> into NetworkManager so it could optionally be used instead of dhclient?

Sure, but we'd generally like to kill dhcdbd entirely.  It doesn't have
much of a future in my mind.


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