Subject: Re: access point list from Lucent wireless cards
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jasper Wallace <email@example.com>
Date: 09/19/2001 20:56:07
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On Thu, 20 Sep 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> In message <Pine.NEB.4.30.0109191837230.11349-100000@jellycat>Jasper Wallace writes
> >On Wed, 19 Sep 2001, Andrew Brown wrote:
> >> we currently have the bpf tap attached after the pseudo ethernet
> >> header is constructed, so 802.11 packets end up looking like regular
> >> ethernet packets. would it be outlandish for me to suggest an ioctl
> >> to frob this?
> >Isn't that how linux does it (802.11 looking like ethernet packets)?
> >If it is it would be nice to remain (or become) compatible so we can use
> >ethereal etc to analyse the packets...
> As I've tried to fiddle with wireless stuff, I've occassionally wished
> for the ability to see the packets as they actually look "over the ether".
> I certainly think it'd be nice to have this functionality, and I don't
> think it'd be that hard to add the code to tcpdump and/or ethereal to
> handle it. (Easy for me to say, but...)
My point was that ethereal already has the code to decode wavelan and
wavelan management packets/frames. We just need to pass the frames to it via
bpf in the 'right' way.
When Ted's fixing your computer at a quarter past one, eat your
Whopper with cheese in his face. He functions better when he's
slightly dizzy from hunger.
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