Intel's IWD Linux Wireless Daemon Out With Version 0.10

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Networking on 21 October 2018 at 06:31 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Intel's IWD iNet Wireless Daemon that is hoping to one day supplant WPA Supplicant on Linux systems is out this weekend with version 0.10.

IWD continues maintaining a very small footprint in order to be suitable for embedded/IoT use-cases with having minimal dependencies though supporting networkd/NetworkManager/ConnMan if present on the system. With the new IWD 0.10 release is support for using an external Embedded Linux Library (ELL). The ELL library is another open-source Intel project providing low-level functionality for Linux system daemons and having no dependencies in turn other than the Linux kernel and C standard library. ELL can scale up from embedded to desktop systems and more while providing a lot of features around D-Bus, signal handling, crypto, and other tasks.

Besides supporting an external ELL, IWD 0.10 also adds support for setting per-MAC GTK credentials, fixes an issue with Ethernet authentication packet handling, and has a few other fixes too.

IWD development continues to be centered out of this Git repository.
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