Contributed by ray on from the one-small-step-for-reyk dept.
I just imported wpa_supplicant into the ports tree but it does _not_ support WPA; the wireless-specific functionality is disabled in OpenBSD because we still miss the required kernel support for it.
wpa_supplicant is a fully-featured implementation of an IEEE 802.1X port authentication client ("supplicant") which can be used to authenticate against wired Ethernet switches. Support for the wireless functionality is optional in wpa_supplicant; we don't use it yet.
WPA/WPA2/802.11i extends 802.1X to handle the additional dynamic key exchange, AP handling, roaming etc. in wireless networks. We may want to use the port later to work on WPA in the kernel, but we're also looking into other alternatives to implement the 802.1X-part of WPA.
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