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Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:25:56 +0200
From: Luca Barbato <>
Subject: Re: Best place to discuss other lightweight libraries?

On 04/23/2013 03:47 PM, Rich Felker wrote:
> Well the accepted wisdom is "almost true": for practical use of mobile
> wifi, you need not just wpa_supplicant but also some controlling
> process that's capable of:
> 1. Choosing which network to connect to.
> 2. Managing keys.
> 3. Logic for what to do when signal is lost.
> 4. Automating nonsense click-through agreements on public wifi.
> ...
> The existing solutions all manage the above very poorly. Respectively,
> they have:
> 1. No way to manage network priority/preference order.
> 2. Annoying popups to ask for key rather than having it be part of the
> configuration of the network, and storing the keys in obscure places.
> 3. Annoying network-hopping.
> 4. Minimal or no auto-click-through; even when it does work, you can
> get burned if your web browser happens to attempt a load before it
> succeeds. A correct one needs to encapsulate the connection somehow so
> that no connection is exposed to the user at all until the
> click-through succeeds.

connman is the closest I found so far, it uses dbus and glib so isn't
exactly a fit in this list.


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