[Haifux] LINUX and SSDL

Haggai Eran haggai.eran at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 12:54:44 MSK 2009

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:35 AM, Orr Dunkelman <orr.dunkelman at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 9:00 AM, Ohad Lutzky <ohad at lutzky.net> wrote:
> >> I also have my personal technical question, which you may be able to
> help
> >> in. I use Linux on a wireless home network, and I would like to do a
> couple
> >> of wireless network mounts, prior to any login screens. Any ideas on how
> I
> >> convince the computer to connect to the wireless before I logon?
> >
> > I'm not sure how to resolve this issue, but I can clarify the cause:
> > WPA keys are stored within your user accounts, and are decrypted only
> > when you log in. This may have changed in more recent versions of
> > NetworkManager, such as the one installed in Ubuntu 8.10, but I'm not
> > sure.
> 8.10 does the same.

Actually it doesn't. As I wrote yesterday, in 8.10 you can choose to save
any WPA key as a "System Settings". This way NetworkManager will use it even
before logging in. I've successfully tried it on my home network.

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