[Pkg-bluetooth-maintainers] Bug#384680: bluez-utils: cannot enable authentication by a PIN

Géraud Meyer geraud_meyer at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 25 21:33:20 UTC 2006

Package: bluez-utils
Version: 3.1-4
Severity: normal

I connect 2 computers thanks to pand and I have noticed in
/var/log/daemon.log that no PIN request is made anymore.

The following describes the configuration:
* I set two different PINs on each computer to make sure that it is not
a log related change
* The configuration file hcid.conf is the one shipped with bluez-utils
(the option auth recently disappeared from this file)
* PAND_OPTIONS is set to "--listen --role PAN --devup
/etc/bluetooth/pan/dev-up --auth" on one computer and "--connect
AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF --role NAPU --devup /etc/bluetooth/pan/dev-up --auth"
on the other
* One computer is running Debian/testing (with bluez-utils 3.1-3.1) and
the other Debian/unstable (with bluez-utils 3.1-4).

I think --auth should demand that the peer authenticate itself (but I
could well be wrong since it isn't documented): it is not the case.

I tried to add `auth enable;' to /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf since it is
mentioned in hcid.conf (5): the option seems to be obsolete judging by
the following line appearing in /var/log/daemon.log:
     Aug 24 11:17:44 localhost hcid[22524]: Unknown option 'auth' line 60
Please update the man page.

I also tried other pand options like --secure and --encrypt, but there
still isn't a PIN request for the computers connect to each other.

Please explain how to enable PIN authentication for a PAN connection and
possibly update the documentation or configuration files.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-2-k7
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages bluez-utils depends on:
ii  dbus                         0.62-4      simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  libbluetooth2                3.1-1       Library to use the BlueZ
Linux Blu
ii  libc6                        2.3.6.ds1-3 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-2                  0.62-4      simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2             0.62-4      simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  libglib2.0-0                 2.10.3-3    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libusb-0.1-4                 2:0.1.12-2  userspace USB programming
ii  lsb-base                     3.1-14      Linux Standard Base 3.1
init scrip
ii  makedev                      2.3.1-82    creates device files in /dev
ii  module-init-tools            3.2.2-3     tools for managing Linux
kernel mo
ii  sysvinit                     2.86.ds1-15 System-V-like init utilities
ii  udev                         0.097-2     /dev/ and hotplug
management daemo

bluez-utils recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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