Subject: Re: kern/32410
To: None <,,>
From: Igor Sobrado <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/03/2006 17:05:04
The following reply was made to PR kern/32410; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Igor Sobrado <>
To: Hauke Fath <>
Subject: Re: kern/32410
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2006 18:02:50 +0100

 In message <f06230905bfe03ff21e8a@[]>, Hauke Fath writes:
 > Am 03.01.2006 um 10:20 Uhr +0000 schrieb Igor Sobrado:
 > >  In previous NetBSD
 > >  releases (up to NetBSD 2.0.2 at least, [...] I was able to see
 > >  the WEP encryption keys when using wiconfig(8) as root, and I was
 > >  not able to see these keys when invoked as an unprivileged user (but
 > >  the "Operation not supported" message was not shown in both cases).
 > >
 > >  Now, I am unable to see the encryption keys even as root.
 > That functionality has been moved to ifconfig(8) in netbsd-3.
 Indeed, you are right.  Now keys are shown when displaying information
 about the network interfaces.  Thanks for the advice!  If I am not wrong
 ifconfig(8) shows the WEP keys in netbsd-2 too.  Certainly it is much
 better showing that information in a single place.
 Ok, in this case the "SIOCGWAVELAN: Operation not supported" message is
 not related with keys now being shown in the output of wiconfig(8).
 It was just a guess, I did not know that this functionality was removed
 from the wiconfig(8) command and supposed that the new behaviour of
 this command was related with the message.