Subject: Re: ath driver and wep
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/02/2005 16:25:43
In message <>, Vincent writes:
>> Thanks for providing details; that indeed sounds like the patch is at
>> issue.  Can you expand on 'crash'?  Is this with or without WEP?  If
>> so, how many keys?  Any other encryption methods?
>I couldn't reproduce it. It might be what we could name a "hapax".
>Anyhow, I am using a 40/64-bit WEP, single key only. No other form of 
>encryption. After all, I don't exchange such a sensitive traffic! :)
>Thanks for the help,
>PS: at this time, the level 2 link will not drop, but, at some point, 
>the IP stops working and ifconfig -v ath0 reports an error for each 
>packet received.
My experience is that there is a brief level 2 drop/resume, followed by 
loss of connectivity.  (Other times, level 2 drops and doesn't come 
back.)  I use an ifwatchd script to log link up/down events, so they're 
very obvious to me.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,