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Re: wpa_supplicant before dhcpcd

On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 20:43 +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 01:44:44PM -0400, matthew sporleder wrote:
> > I like the idea of saying wpa in the same line as dhcp if we're going
> > that direction for per-interface configs.  However, I would prefer it
> > if simply added any "wpa" flagged interfaces to the -i argument of
> > wpa_supplicant.
> The problem here is that not all interfaces might be present at boot
> time. wpa_supplicant currently has no way to say "add the following
> interface". If it did, we could just make wpa_supplicant a requirement
> of the main network rc.d script and add interfaces as we go.
> Similiarly after an interface went away, it would just inform
> wpa_supplicant that it should no longer care about it.

So there would be a need for dhcpcd to act in a similar way? Now it has
carrier link code, waiting for the interface to appear and expire the
lease when it dissappears should be fairly trivial.



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