Release 1.0 Announcement

First public release of the network configuration utility for Pibox/BeagleBox's desktop environment (BUI) has been made.
Added by Hammel about 5 years ago

bui-network-config has a simple use case: Provide simple network configuration for a home user who likely uses WPA 2 Personal security on a single wireless router or is connected through a wired connection to a single router. To support this, bui-network-config simply edits configuration files used at start up for PiBox and BeagleBox using a graphical interface based on GTK+. It does not depend on dbus or other external libraries since it simply edits network configuration files used by Busybox/Buildroot to start up a network on an embedded platform. It doesn't get any simpler than this for network configuration. The drawback: if you have a complex network configuration or you need to jump easily or automatically between network connections then this is not the tool for you.

This release provides the following features:
  1. Edit /etc/network/interfaces (network interfaces) via UI
  2. Edit /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf (wireless configuration) via UI
  3. Edit /etc/resolv.conf (nameserver configuration) via UI
  4. Manual edit of interfaces file.
  5. Manual edit of wpa_supplicant.conf file.
  6. Allow saving to alternate file names.
  7. Context sensitive save operations
  8. Restart network option (File->Restart) calls /etc/init.d/S40network
  9. No external requirements other than GTK+
    1. No dbus requirement
    2. No NetworkManager overhead
    3. Easier to build and use than connman
  10. Debug option (-t) allows use of debug data files and saving to .bak files for analysis.
Limitations:
  1. Wireless configuration using the UI assumes (these can be overridden using manual edit)
    1. Key Management is hard coded to WPA-PSK
    2. Pairwise and Group configuration options are hard coded to TKIP
    • IP address validation checking is not performed.

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