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NAME


wpad - WPA and WPA2 protocol daemon

SYNOPSIS


/usr/lib/inet/wpad [-i interface] [-k pre_shared_key_name]


DESCRIPTION


The wpad daemon provides common client functionality for the WiFi
Protected Access (WPA) versions 1 and 2, as defined by IEEE802.11i
standard. WPA was created by the WiFi Alliance, an industry trade group.
WPA implements the majority of the IEEE 802.11i standard, and was
intended as an intermediate measure to take the place of Wired Equivalent
Privacy (WEP) while 802.11i was prepared. WPA2 implements the full
standard.


wpad provides the following WPA/IEEE 802.11i features:

o WPA-PSK ("WPA-Personal")

o Key management for CCMP, TKIP, WEP104, WEP40


Stop and start the wpad daemon using dladm(1M). Use:

# dladm connect-wifi


...to start the wpad daemon. Use:

# dladm disconnect-wifi


...to stop the daemon.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-i interface

Specify a WiFi Link interface to start the wpad daemon.


-k pre_shared_key_name

Specify the pre-shared key used for the WiFi Link.


EXAMPLES


Example 1: Starting the wpad Daemon on Specific WiFi Link




To create the WPA key psk, enter the following command:


# dladm create-secobj -c wpa psk


To use key psk to connect to ESSID wlan on link ath0, enter the following
command:


# dladm connect-wifi -k psk -e wlan ath0


Example 2: Stopping the wpad Daemon on Specific WiFi Link




To stop the daemon on the link ath0, enter:


# dladm disconnect-wifi ath0


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Uncommitted |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


svcs(1), dladm(1M), svcadm(1M), attributes(5), smf(5)

NOTES


The wpad service is managed by the service management facility, smf(5),
under the service identifier:

svc:/network/wpa:<link>


Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or
requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). The service's
status can be queried using the svcs(1) command.


March 11, 2008 WPAD(1M)