[Dextrose] [Sugar-devel] [PATCH v2][sucrose-0.94][RFC] Add capability to connect to WPA/WPA2-Enterprise networks

Ajay Garg ajay at activitycentral.com
Wed Dec 14 11:40:14 EST 2011

The documentation may be found at the link :

Please feel free to drop-in any queries; and if anyone has success to
connecting to a LEAP-authentication based network (if the connection
can be made via nm-applet, it will be good enough .. :), because that
will give us the required set-up to test connecting to a
LEAP-authentication based network).

Thanks to Anish (for setting up the configuration; no work would have
been possible without him), and Sascha (for motivating me to write the


On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 7:42 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 7:54 AM, Sascha Silbe
> <sascha-ml-reply-to-2011-4 at silbe.org> wrote:
> > The patch we're talking about is a Request For Discussion (RFC) based on
> > sucrose-0.94; we'd appreciate feedback on the chosen approach (including
> > design and implementation). When the patch is ready (including
> > integrating useful feedback we hopefully get from sugar-devel), we'll
> > try to upstream it, which will include porting it to the future master
> > branch (Sugar 0.96 is already Feature frozen). However our short-term
> > goal is to fix a downstream problem, so we need a version based on Sugar
> > 0.94 and for practical reasons (testing) this is the version we'll work
> > on first.
> I don't think there would be any resistance to a technically sound
> implementation of WPA enterprise connectivity - I certainly am happy
> to see this work being done.
> However, it would be easier for the community to collaborate here if
> the work were done on master first, then collectively reviewed and
> committed, *then* backported by you.
> Given that I do not know too much about WPA-enterprise, and given that
> the secrets management changed quite a bit in NM-0.9, I'm not
> convinced that the current implementation would 'stick' in master.
> Happy to be proven wrong though (with a patch) :)
> I would be happy to review a functional description of the work, but
> this was not included in the commit message. Perhaps it could be
> extended to briefly explain the WPA-enterprise mechanics, and then how
> the implementation is done.
> Thanks,
> Daniel

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