Re: DBUS specifications for NetworkManager 0.9
- From: Ajay Garg <ajaygargnsit gmail com>
- To: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- Cc: networkmanager-list <networkmanager-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: DBUS specifications for NetworkManager 0.9
- Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 01:28:19 +0530
That was really useful information.
So, this seems somewhat like a WPA/WPA2-Enterprise WIFI network situation.
However, I still wonder (no offense to you please ...), as to there
_must_ be some authentication somewhere; for as it currently stands
that NSP is publically available (much like SSID of a typical WIFI
network); but unlike WPA/WPA-Enterprise, there is no authentication at
user-level, thereby meaning that the network is open to be connected
by anyone (unless of course that is what WiMax aims to achieve ;-) )
Thanks a ton to you all (Thomas, David, Dan) !!!
On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:24 AM, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
> 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,
>> 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
>> >> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/NetworkManager/NetworkManager/tree/examples/python/add-system-wifi-connection.py).
>> >> 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 http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/developers/api/08/settings-spec-08.html), especially for WiMax related settings?
>> > The exact same page you linked, but for 0.9 instead of 0.8, is:
>> > http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/developers/api/09/ref-settings.html
>> > 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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