Re: port OpenBSD ifconfig to FreeBSD

From: Adrian Chadd <adrian_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 22:36:49 -0700
hi!

On Tue, 14 Sept 2021 at 21:04, Zak <zacts.3.14159_at_gmail.com> 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: https://man.openbsd.org/ifconfig.8
>

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
userspace.

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



-adrian
Received on Wed Sep 15 2021 - 05:36:49 UTC

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