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[openFate 304937] Wireless dynamic WEP connection with 802.1x authentication in Yast/sysconfig
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  • Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 15:43:47 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Stanislav Visnovsky <visnov@xxxxxxxxxx>
Feature #304937, revision 5
Title: Wireless dynamic WEP connection with 802.1x authentication in
Yast/sysconfig

- openSUSE-11.1: Evaluation
+ openSUSE-11.1: Rejected by Stanislav Visnovsky <visnov@xxxxxxxxxx>
+ reject date: 2008-07-29 15:43:08
+ reject reason: This cannot be done in time for openSUSE 11.1.
Priority
Requester: Important

+ openSUSE-11.2: New
+ Priority
+ Requester: Important

Requested by: Helmut Schaa <hschaa@xxxxxxxxxx>
+ Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
Yast/sysconfig does already support WPA-EAP wireless connections but is
missing support for dynamic WEP connections using 802.1x
authentication. wpa_supplicant is able to start such a connection with
a network block which uses key_mgmt=IEEE8021X instead of key_mgmt=WPA-
EAP.
Example:
network={ ssid=xxx key_mgmt=IEEE8021X eap=TTLS identity=xxx
password=xxx ... }
Based on bug #380671 comment #16 and #19.

Discussion:
#2: Helmut Schaa <hschaa@xxxxxxxxxx> (2008-07-09 13:34:35) (reply to
#1)
This request is about dynamic WEP, not static WEP keys (which is already
supported). The 802.1x authentication is used to derive dynamic WEP
keys repeatedly. It is much more secure then plain static WEP (although
not as secure as WPA of course) and still widely used.



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