Re: DBUS specifications for NetworkManager 0.9

On Mon, 2012-03-12 at 17:20 +0530, Ajay Garg wrote:
> Ahh.. Thanks; and sorry, I missed that table earlier.
> Regarding the security protocols for Wimax, I'll read on..

There's nothing to specify for WiMAX since that's all handled on a lower
level, at least with all the hardware that's out there right now and
compatible with Linux.  The current NM code only supports the Intel
"wimaxd" software and Intel i2400m WiMAX hardware since that's the only
WiMAX stack that's freely available on Linux.

The only relevant settings for WiMAX are currently the  MAC address, to
lock to a specific WiMAX device, and the NSP name.  The wimaxd daemon
itself handles any security that might be required based on it's
configuration file and stored list of NSP configurations.  I think it
supports EAP-TLS and EAP-TTLS which are (I believe) the de-facto
standard auth protocols for most mobile wimax networks.


> Thanks and Regards,
> Ajay
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM, David Röthlisberger <david rothlis net> wrote:
> > On 12 Mar 2012, at 11:06, Ajay Garg wrote:
> >> Thanks David for the reply.
> >>
> >> What I meant something was to "add a wimax connection" (something
> >> along the lines of
> >>
> >>
> >> Unless of course, Wimax is a sub-type of Wifi; i.e. Wimax has same
> >> settings (security types for example) as for Wifi.
> >>
> >> Kindly enlighten :)
> >
> > Your original question that I was attempting to answer:
> >
> >> what about the specs page for 0.9 (on similar lines as, especially for WiMax related settings?
> >
> >
> > The exact same page you linked, but for 0.9 instead of 0.8, is:
> >
> > Table 13 show the wimax settings.
> >
> > Beyond that I am afraid I am not able to help. I don't actually know anything about NetworkManager and WiMax -- I just thought that link might help you. :-)
> >
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