Re: port OpenBSD ifconfig to FreeBSD

From: Adrian Chadd <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 05:36:49 UTC

On Tue, 14 Sept 2021 at 21:04, Zak <> wrote:
> hi,
> how involved would it be to port the OpenBSD ifconfig command and
> functionality to FreeBSD? my use case for this would be to add support
> to FreeBSD ifconfig that would allow me to interactively connect to
> WPA networks, including secrets and keys,, via the command line
> without resorting to externally packaged wpa network tools or editing
> a file like wpa_supplicant.conf.
> see:

It's not that easy; openbsd moved a bunch of functionality around to
support WPA in their net80211. We don't have that; it's driven by

Although! If you're asking about better tools to configure a
wpa_supplicant process, that would be nice to code up and put into