On a Linux system with
networkd I need to operate a WLAN access point on one WLAN interface, while operating further (hotplug) WLAN interfaces in normal station ("client") mode.
As it turns out,
wpa_supplicant.service goes live on all my WLAN interfaces, which would be fine, if only all these WLAN interfaces would operate in station/client mode. However, while
wpa_supplicant.service serves a WLAN interface, it's not possible (anymore?) that
hostapd.service operates that WLAN interface in AP access point mode.
So I want to disable
wpa_supplicant.service for a specific interface only, say
wls35u2. My idea was to have a
email@example.com unit that I can selectively disable, but to leave
wpa_supplicant.service enabled. However, this does not seem to work or I'm doing something wrong in the
So, how can I disable the WPA supplicant service on a specific interface only without globally disabling it?