store wep key in encrypted form?
I currently have my wg311 pci wireless card successfully connecting to the internet via my netgear wgr646 router (access point)
I have to issue the wep key (hexadecimal, 26 characters) every time i turn on the computer, so i added the line
iwconfig ath0 key XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (the X's representing my key)
to my local startup script in /etc/rc.d/rc.local, along with other commands to bring up my ath0 interface
the key is of course blatantly stated in that file; is there another file or another way to bring up my card without revealing my wep key?
for example, in windows, I enter the wep key once, and it is dotted out after that; is there a way to do this in linux?