Subject: Re: ath driver and wep
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 10/02/2005 16:25:43
In message <434040DE.firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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
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, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb