(starbucks) "ssid = tmobile" and 5.x (hit-n-miss)

Christopher Black cblack at securecrossing.com
Fri Jun 17 14:15:32 GMT 2005

Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> On Thursday 16 June 2005 11:36 pm, Bill Schoolcraft wrote:
>>At Thu, 16 Jun 2005 it looks like Andrew L. Gould composed:
>>>Try adding "ssid tmobile" to the ifconfig arguments in
>>>/etc/rc.conf.  If adding it to your rc.conf file doesn't work for
>>>you, try removing the wi0 stuff from rc.conf and  execute the
>>>following as root:
>>>	ifconfig wi0 ssid tmobile
>>>	dhclient wi0
>>>You'll need to make sure that the default gateway and nameservers
>>>are obtained from the DHCP server.
>>>I hope this helps.
>>Thanks Andrew,
>>Yes, I've done the manual command but would like to try the
>>rc.conf options, so I'd be looking at:
>>ifconfig_wi0="ssid tmobile"
>>Does that look correct?
> I'm not sure whether all ifconfig arguments need to be on the same line.  
> If it doesn't work, try:
> 	ifconfig_wi0="ssid tmobile DHCP"
> The other option is to put the manual commands in an executable file at:
> 	/usr/local/etc/rc.d/tmobile.sh
> That way the manual commands would be executed automatically at bootup.  
> Caveat:  The delayed network configuration may interfere with the 
> loading of firewall rules; so you may need to add a line to the script 
> to load your firewall rules after wi0 is up.
> Best of luck,
> Andrew Gould

I believe it should be:

ifconfig_wi0_flags="ssid tmobile"


Christopher Black
Chief Security Engineer
Secure Crossing
22750 Woodward, Ferndale, MI 48220
Tel 800-761-4299

cblack at securecrossing.com
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