Subject: Re: iwi WiFi interface firmware load on boot
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/05/2005 06:35:12
On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 10:10:51PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <>, Curt Sampson 
> writes:
> >
> >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.

Hmm, it should be possible to do that in /etc/dhclient-enter-hooks.
See the manpage for dhclient-script(8).