Bug 865920 - ifup integration with wpa_supplicant alone is broken and ignores ifcfg-wlan0 settings
ifup integration with wpa_supplicant alone is broken and ignores ifcfg-wlan0 ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wpa_supplicant (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2012-10-12 15:52 EDT by Benjamin Podszun
Modified: 2013-07-31 19:39 EDT (History)
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Description Benjamin Podszun 2012-10-12 15:52:33 EDT
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This is a limited, headless machine, so maybe I'm using a path that isn't popular anymore. No NetworkManager, just wpa_supplicant.

wpa_supplicant is spawned by systemd and associates fine, but no DHCP client is ever started.

My ifcfg-wlan0:

ONBOOT=no #or yes - doesn't matter

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a wpa_supplicant only wifi configuration
2. Boot system

Actual Results:  
You'll notice (via log/journal or iwconfig) that the device is associated
You'll notice (via ip addr / ifconfig) that no ip address is assigned
You'll notice (ps auxww | grep dhc) that no DHCP client is launched

Expected Results:  
After being associated the ifcfg configuration should be honored.
At minimum I'd expect ifcfg-wlan0 to be followed.

Ideally ifcfg-$id_strFromSupplicantHere$ would be used, so that multiple configurations are possible

Looking at ifup I see that there's a delegation, looking for ifup-$type and falling back to ifup-eth if no other file exists. ifup-eth is the only file that seems to honor the dhcp settings.

Funny enough, since there's no ifdown-wireless, ifdown falls back to ifdown-eth, which pulls down dhclient as expected.
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