[Dextrose] [Sugar-devel] [sugar 0.96, NM 0.9 PATCH] sl#3727: Return cached secrets, present in 'settings' themselves.
ajay at activitycentral.com
Mon Jun 25 10:52:55 EDT 2012
Is WPA-Enterprise Networks supported in Sugar 0.96, yet? (I don't think it
As a result, the current patch has not been tested with WPA Enterprise
There is a patch for WPA-Enterprise Networks (fully integrated in
dextrose3) available at
with specs at
Would upstream be interested :P :P (I would be more than willing to port
Adding Anish in the loop.
On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Ajay Garg <ajay at activitycentral.com>
> > NM may request the secrets in the following cases ::
> > a)
> > Wifi connection is lost.
> > b)
> > After being lost, the wifi connection is again within the range.
> > c)
> > When the credentials for the wifi network change.
> > In every case, secrets were being requested via the popup dialog.
> > However, case c) is rare (and when it does happens, usually the
> system-administrator, or the like,
> > has the responsibility for issuing the changes publically).
> > Thus, due to case c) (which is rare), cases a) and b) were suffering
> (these cases are generally
> > very plausible cases in everyday life).
> > So now, the intended solution is :::
> > 1.
> > Always return the cached secrets (present in 'settings' themselves).
> > This would make the irritating dialog-box go away, for cases a) and b).
> > 2.
> > For case c), the user would ::
> > (i) "Discard Network History".
> > (ii) Click on the wifi icon (in the neighborhood-view).
> > (iii) Enter the new (publically broadcasted) credentials.
> This biggest time for C is when it's WPA-Enterprise and the enterprise
> user authenication has a lifetime on the password. Our corp wifi is AD
> authenticated and the password expires every 60 days.
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