[talk] Choosing wifi networks on OpenBSD
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Mon Oct 3 12:07:23 EDT 2016
I think it would be neat to have a repository of all these bespoke
On Mon, Oct 3, 2016, at 03:15 PM, attila wrote:
> George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> writes:
> > Thomas Levine:
> >> I wrote something to choose which wifi network to connect to.
> >> http://src.thomaslevine.com/nljo/artifact/1c512ccb16ffa2d2
> >> $ ./nljo -h
> >> USAGE: ./nljo [-h] <interface>
> >> EXAMPLE: ./nljo iwn0
> >> You must create a file named /etc/hostname.<interface>.<identifier>
> >> ./nljo will automatically scan for nwids and check which files
> >> reference
> >> an appropriate nwid, and then it will symlink one of these files to
> >> /etc/hostname.<interface>. If multiple files match (perhaps because
> >> multiple nwids are available), the one with the lowest identifier
> >> will
> >> be chosen. Consider the following file names.
> >> /etc/hostname.iwn0.!home
> >> /etc/hostname.iwn0.REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
> >> /etc/hostname.iwn0.hackerspace
> >> /etc/hostname.iwn0.zzz.airport
> >> /etc/hostname.iwn0.zzz.GreyhoundTerminal FreeWIFI
> >> /etc/hostname.iwn0.zzz.MacDonalds
> >> If /etc/hostname.iwn0.!home and /etc/hostname.iwn0.airport both
> >> reference the available nwids (possibly the same nwid), !home will
> >> probably win because it is lower in alphabetical order, though this
> >> depends on your locale.
> >> (I chose the name by banging on my keyboard, in case you were
> >> wondering.)
> >> Surely someone has already written a better version of this program.
> >> Can you point me to a more stable program with a similar interface?
> >> Or does the base system perhaps already include a better approach
> >> for choosing wifi networks?
> > Nice.
> > I need to dig it up, but there is some "wireless" port floating around
> > on github that Brian Conway (of Resflash) submitted to OpenBSD ports@
> > that was written in shell.
> > I looked into this recently... need to find the other related stuff.
> This has come up several times in recent memory on the OpenBSD lists.
> Here's the first thread I could find easily, from June 2016 about
> a script Rai Lai wrote called wifind:
> Many people keep reinventing this wheel; nobody seems to like anyone
> else's. Funny, that. I myself have a script I have used for so long
> it's kind of embarassing, but it's specific to my use case...
> ... and anyway, I avoid wifi. It seems... unhygenic somehow...
> Pax, -A
> > g
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