[2008.8] [wifi] Settings / Wifi / password field does not allow pasting

vasco.nevoa at sapo.pt vasco.nevoa at sapo.pt
Fri Sep 5 11:36:08 CEST 2008

Oops! Sorry Marek, I missed your email before I answered Zack's. :(

So, password storing is there - great!!
A big *thank you* for that and for telling where the config file is. :)
Any chance that GUI pasting could be implemented in the near future?  
IMHO it's the last detail preventing a security-conscious non-geek  
from using the wifi in Neo/OM. If you have to go terminal, then  
something isn't quite ready yet. ;D

Citando Marek Lindner <marek at openmoko.com>:

> On Friday, 5. September 2008 05:33:59 Vasco Névoa wrote:
>> I have a 63 character random-generated password for my WPA network.
>> The GUI asks for the password but apparently does not allow me to use
>> copy-paste to insert it.
>> Is there any other simple way to do this? Surely you don't expect me to
>> input it by hand into Neo's GUI?!...
> We are not that cruel.  :-)
> Recently, I added a password saving feature to settings. It will save all
> passwords after a successful connection attempt to a protected network in a
> file. This file (/etc/wifi.conf) is human readable. You could add a section
> for your network there. The format looks like that:
> [00:11:22:33:44:55] // your networks bssid
> password = 012345 // your password
> description = Openmoko // essid (optional)
> I guess it will take 1-2 days until this feature is through our  
> queue and ends
> up in Om2008.8-update.
> HTH,
> Marek
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