Subject: Re: Persistent WEP keys
To: Feico Dillema <>
From: Feico Dillema <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/08/2001 16:12:25
On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 02:27:30PM +0100, Feico Dillema wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 11:39:01PM -0800, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> So, let's say something like:
> ifconfig <ifn> nwkey [persist|temp] <key>
> ifconfig <ifn> -nwkey temp     # deletes all temporary keys
> ifconfig <ifn> -nwkey persist  # deletes (zeros out?) persistent key
> ifconfig <ifn> wep	       # enables WEP
> ifconfig <ifn> -wep	       # disables wep 
> Comments? 
Hrumpf! I spoke to quickly again. I had tested with a 1.5.x kernel but
looked at -current source. I'm sorry for wasting your resources here
somewhat. I can get my card to use the persistent key with -current
kernel, simply by configuring an arbitrary temporary key, like:

ifconfig an0 nwid "blah" nwkey " " up

Still, maybe the above split in ifconfig parameters would still be
more elegant?