Re: DBUS specifications for NetworkManager 0.9

Thanks Dan.

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.
> Dan
>> 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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