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Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 01:11:54 -0500
From: Rob Landley <>
Subject: Re: Best place to discuss other lightweight libraries?

On 04/23/2013 12:04:30 AM, Isaac Dunham wrote:

> I wonder if some notes should be put somewhere to point out that a
> network mangler on top of wpa_supplicant is not needed (the learning
> curve for configuring it is pretty steep, due to the need to find and
> understand the docs, but wpa_supplicant + wpa_cli -a script + wpa_cli
> in command mode can handle most situations, including dhcp).
> I mention this because it seems to be "accepted wisdom" (but false)
> that you need wpa_supplicant as a tool and a network manager to make
> it useable.  And most of the network managers I've encountered are
> bloat of the highest order:
> NetworkManager, wicd, wifiradar...
> But this might be better put somewhere else.

Split up the page when it gets big and unmanageable. Don't try to  
categorize information that's not there yet.

And example shell scripts can be nice. You if you don't use them, it  
documents "here's what you need to do".


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