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Feb. 20th, 2004 | 05:07 pm

Debian just keeps getting better and better.

Wanted to install mol. This works best if theres a dhcp server and local name server.

In the process I discovered resolvconf which manages the resolv.conf file instead of having bunches of scripts fight each other over it.

Installed bind9 as a caching nameserver which will hopefully resolve the periodic slow-downs of wwwoffle.

I think resolvconf checks to see if the local nameserver is up and running before sticking a reference to it into the created resolv.conf file, as it kept leaving it out until after I made sure it was running. (Or though I thought I removed the override, perhaps it was stuck.)

Now if I could just get one of the updated drivers for the airport card installed. There's another neat package waproamd that will auto configure wap keys based on essid or access point mac addresses. Once that's up and running my daily life with linux will be even simpler than under os x.

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the Edward

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from: thedward
date: Feb. 21st, 2004 10:05 am (UTC)

I just with I could make WPA encryption work with my airport card under Linux. Then I would be very happy.

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Diane Trout


from: alienghic
date: Feb. 21st, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC)

i didn't know about wpa. Looks interesting. Though this unix solution aeswepd seems possibly useful.

What's the overal status of wpa under linux? the random how-to I found suggested a solution that required a newish wireless driver. (I wonder if this driver might be close.)

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