Wireless auth mode "shared" is missing on FreeBSD

Eric Anderson anderson at centtech.com
Tue Apr 13 08:03:33 PDT 2004

Martin wrote:

>The "shared"-option with ifconfig's parameter "authmode" does not work.
>I've looked at the sources in net80211 directory and there is
>a "TODO"-comment in places where the shared key authentication
>should be.
>Are there any patches available to make it work?

I think Sam Leffler has patches in his perforce tree, but other than 
that, you'd be on your own. 

The truth is, that "shared" mode, is *less* "secure" than "open" mode..  
Do some quick searches and you'll find some interesting articles/papers 
on the subject..

Good luck,


Eric Anderson     Sr. Systems Administrator    Centaur Technology
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