Re: WPA status 2006-01-08

On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 11:52 -0500, Robert Love wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 20:04 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> > But unfortunately we do have some regressions right now, and we've got
> > to look at how to fix those.  If we do go driver-specific in
> > NetworkManager, then there really will be a Flag Day where we turn off
> > that support and force drivers to be WEXT compliant.  If distros don't
> > like that, they can either fix the drivers or patch NM (Fedora
> > included).  I'd like that day to be as soon as realistically possible.
> I am for considering driver-specific support, but I agree 100% we want
> to move toward a pure WEXT-based solution, sooner rather than later.
> I guess we should see what we fix by going driver-specific with
> wpa_supplicant.  How easy is the changeover?

We find drivers that need special-casing, and change the arguments to
wpa_supplicant.  Essentially, we should default to "wext", grab
nm_device_get_driver(), and if it needs special-casing, convert that to
the wpa_supplicant driver name.


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