Re: New option parameters

On Sun, 2017-02-05 at 13:05 +0100, Shawn Adams wrote:

After reading the great efforts to include WOL and other parameters
NM, I'm wondering if

the WOL patches are still not merged and require minor fixups:

there is interest in adding a few additional parameters that are
becoming more interesting

for larger enterprise users

* 802.11w MFP    - wpa_supplicant -

# PMF enabled: ieee80211w=1 and key_mgmt=WPA-EAP WPA-EAP-SHA256
# PMF required: ieee80211w=2 and key_mgmt=WPA-EAP-SHA256

# pmf=1

* UAPSD            - maybe difficult, chip-specific

* Power save    - maybe difficult, chip-specific  iw <inter> set
power_save off

powersave works, doesn't it? See "powersave" in `man nm-settings`.

* Opportunistic Key Caching


*  disable_vht: Whether VHT should be disabled.
# 0 = VHT enabled (if AP supports it)
# 1 = VHT disabled

* A clever method of enabling/disabling 802.11r

Much of this involves NM passing parameters to the

And yes, granted - all predicated on the driver/NIC support where

I see most of these really helpful in network acceptance testing, or
proving problems with differing clients,

would be great if NM offers easy, and in some cases, scriptable
configuration which other OS make difficult.

Best Regards,

In general, it would be great to add support for new options.

Let's tackle them one at a time. Patches welcome.


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