devd wlan wpa

Alexandre axelbsd at
Tue Feb 5 12:27:59 UTC 2013

There is this entry for the network aggregation in the Handbook
You will be able to switch from wired to wifi card (and vice versa).


On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 11:14 AM, CeDeROM <cederom at> wrote:

> Hello :-)
> I want to setup wpa_supplicant to start after wlan0 interface gets up.
> The rc.conf ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP" does the job only at boot. When
> I get the interface down I need to start everything by hand, which is
> a bit annoying when I test a lot and need to switch between Ethernet
> and WiFi interfaces very often. I have tried to write devd rule:
> notify 0 {
>         match "system"          "IFNET";
>         match "subsystem"       "wlan[0-9]+";
>         match "type"            "LINK_UP";
>         media-type              "802.11";
>         match "device-name"     "wlan[0-9]+";
>         action "/usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant -i $device-name -c
> /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B";
> };
> But there goes the chicken-egg problem - I want to run wpa_supplicant
> on LINK_UP event that occurs when Media Status is "connected", but to
> get that "connected" status I need to run  wpa_supplicant first, so
> capabilities of devd are not enough in this case, or I miss something?
> Is there any distinction between LINK_UP and IF_UP?
> Any hints appreciated :-)
> Tomek
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