NYC schools and cloaked APs

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at
Sat May 3 15:48:17 EDT 2008


On 03.05.2008 16:52, Ricardo Carrano wrote:
> While the support is not there, NYC is considering disabling NetworkManager
> but this is not a good solution for (1) the XO will not boot into sugar and

That would be a bug.

> (2) collaboration will not work, because the mesh view will be broken.

That would be a bug as well.

> They are interested in a way (quick workaround) of doing the configuration
> manually in a persistent manner and still be able to collaborate. Any ideas?
> Btw, note that:
> - Manually editing networks.cfg won't work because the scanning (the
> blinking icon phase in the mesh view) is passive. So, if the AP do not
> broadcast its SSID it is like it is not there.
> - Manually associating  to the AP would work but NetworkManager prevents
> dhcp from working.

It should be possible to manually associate with the AP, then kill
NetworkManager with SIGKILL so it can't mess things up during
termination. After that, dhcp should no longer present a problem.

> I have a feeling that enabling support to cloaked APs may be quicker than
> hatching a workaround, but to do it fast we would need help in the NM part.

I was completely surprised when I read that NetworkManager is needed to
boot into sugar. I can't think of any scenario where that dependency
would make sense.


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