WPA: specify alternate config file in rc.conf

jhell jhell at DataIX.net
Mon Nov 2 23:57:55 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2 Nov 2009 17:27, onemda@ wrote:
> On 11/2/09, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
>> If I want to start wpa_supplicant directly, and specify a particular
>> configuration file, I can do something like this:
>>     wpa_supplicant -i iwi0 -c /path/to/wpa_alternate.conf
>> How would I specify the use of /path/to/wpa_alternate.conf in my rc.conf
>> ifconfig line, rather than just going with the default
>> /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf file?
> Look into /etc/defaults/rc.conf for hint.

This is not a option in rc.conf default or otherwise ATM.

The proper place to look for changing this: etc/rc.d/wpa_supplicant where 
it is hard-written to the start-up script/routine. This should probably be 
something that is handled in the default rc.conf through 
wpa_supplicant_flags and a default set for them to start from so it can at 
least be changed on a per use basis. I could have swore this was already 
in place in earlier sources.

Best regards.


  Mon Nov  2 18:49:34 2009 -0500


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