Re: wpa_supplicant options
- From: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- To: Tambet Ingo <tambet gmail com>
- Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: wpa_supplicant options
- Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 14:25:25 -0400
On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 17:19 +0300, Tambet Ingo wrote:
> On 9/4/07, Joel Goguen <jtgoguen gmail com> wrote:
> > Will the options be exposed in a config file later on? Having them
> > hard-coded doesn't allow users much choice if they have even the
> > slightest need to configure wpa_supplicant.
> In short, no. It's not about users' choice, it's about policy to not
> support broken wireless drivers that do not (correctly) implement
> wireless extensions. Some distros (opensuse) have different policies
> and patch NM to use madwifi wpa_supplicant driver.
NM upstream will never use another driver than "wext". Distros can (and
some do) what they want. Drivers have _GOT_ to be fixed, and this
default policy of NetworkManager has already fixed at least 3 drivers to
support WEXT, which all drivers should be doing in the first place.
If you have to rely on a different wpa_supplicant driver, then the
kernel driver for your card is BUSTED.
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