Subject: Re: HEADS UP wi(4), ifconfig(8), wiconfig(8)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bernd Ernesti <email@example.com>
Date: 12/22/2002 17:03:21
On Fri, Sep 27, 2002 at 11:03:20PM -0500, David Young wrote:
Catching up with mail.
> Ifconfig now provides a consistent interface to 802.11 parameters for
> every hardware type supported by wi(4). You should prefer ifconfig to
> wiconfig for all purposes except scanning for APs, dumping statistics
> counters, setting AP density, MAC address, max data length, RTS threshold,
> microwave oven robustness, and roaming function. In other words, wiconfig
> options -c, -e, -f, -k, -n, -P, -p, -q, and -t are being deprecated.
Hmm, see further.
> WEP encryption is enabled by setting a WEP key (or keys) with the
> nwkey option to ifconfig. WEP encryption is disabled with -nwkey. This
> deprecates -e and -k.
So, there is no way to just disable WEP and enable it again with a flag without
also specifing the key again?
This isn't so good. It would be better to add a key and enable and/or disable it
with just an ifconfig option.