Subject: Re: iwi WiFi interface firmware load on boot
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/04/2005 22:10:51
In message <>, Curt Sampson 

>Ok, I see. So the basic value of an rc.d script would just be that it
>would make setup a little more obvious to newbies. Is this worthwhile,
>do you think? Or would it be better just to drop the idea and let users
>who don't know how to do this learn about ifconfig.iwi0 some other way?

Is there any way to do such initialization in a dhclient.conf file?  
That's how I set nwid and nwkey for my wireless cards.  It also has the 
advantage of loading firmware even for PCMCIA cards that might need 
such treatment.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,