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Quickie... Linux Laptop Now Online

Posted by mirrorshades , 03 May 2008 · 513 views

RADIUS Project
Got it.I poked around the mailing list for wpa_supplicant for a bit... and while I didn't discover a specific fix for my problem, I did find that you can run wpa_supplicant from the command line with the "-dd" option for extremely verbose output. Dumping the output to a file, I found the following section that sounded kind of familiar to what I had seen with the wpa_cli app:
CTRL-EVENT-EAP-STARTED EAP authentication startedEAP: EAP-Request Identity data - hexdump_ascii(len=0):EAP: using real identity - hexdump_ascii(len=0): [NULL]EAP: buildIdentity: identity configuration was not availableCTRL-REQ-IDENTITY-0:Identity needed for SSID l33tEAP: EAP entering state SEND_RESPONSEEAP: EAP entering state IDLE
There was more stuff around it, but that basically repeated itself a couple times each minute. On a whim, I added the following line to my wpa_supplicant.conf file:
One reboot later, everything was working like clockwork. The documentation for wpa_supplicant.conf is pretty spartan regarding the "identity" parameter, something along the lines of "an identity to be used for authentication". I had probably read it a number of times, but it never stood out as significant.Either way, all seems to be well at this point. Later I'll post copies of the various apps and config files, in the event that anyone wants to reproduce my work for their own environment. (Assuming anyone else but me is actually, you know, reading this thing....)

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