[Sugar-devel] [PATCH v2][sucrose-0.94][RFC] Add capability to connect to WPA/WPA2-Enterprise networks
jvonau at shaw.ca
Sat Dec 10 18:27:47 EST 2011
On Sun, 2011-12-11 at 02:11 +1100, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> On 11 December 2011 00:42, Anish Mangal <anish at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 17:30, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
> >> Hi Anish,
> >> thanks for the patch.
> >> On 09/12/11 12:08, Anish Mangal wrote:
> >>> This feature is originally being developed for f14/0.94.1 based dx3
> >>> based on a request from OLPC-Australia. At this moment, I'd consider
> >>> trying to upstream this for the sucrose-0.94 branch.
> >> Interesting, so the Australian deployment is using enterprise WPA/WPA2 in
> >> their deployment? I thought that would be in use mostly in the corporate
> >> world. For background info maybe you can illustrate the usage a bit with
> >> this real world example.
> > Yes, this is the feedback I received from Jerry Vonau and Sridhar
> > (OLPC-au). I've cc'ed them to reply to this.
> Yes, most Australian state schools have WPA Enterprise networks set up
> by their respective Department of Education. A lot have hidden SSIDs
> as well, although this seems to be changing.
This has been implemented in the 10.1.3-au series by bring up the
network as a system connection, much like how NM 0.9 is managed for
sugar 0.95. The configuration is handled with nm-connection-editor
saving the config file in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ in a
format that is much like what sugar would save in connections.cfg which
now can(should?) be blank. In a nutshell, if NetworkManager can
configure the connection, the network is supported, hidden SSIDs
included. On a note about NM 0.9 patches, it appears any connections
that exist in connections.cfg will be automatically transferred over,
but I can't confirm that right now.
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