Subject: Re: ath(4) and stealth AP
To: Chapman Flack <>
From: Sam Leffler <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/29/2006 13:41:14
Chapman Flack wrote:
> Tatoku Ogaito wrote:
>> I digged a and found that you fixed the probelm in
>> Relevant diffs for our tree are as follows and this works for me well.
>> May I commit them ?
> I overlooked the beginnings of this thread in April, so just to check
> if I understand the issue correctly -
> This is a change that adds the ability to associate with a stealth AP
> when the channel used is declared passive-only in the local regulatory
> domain?
> And the reason I have never had a problem with my ath associating with
> my stealth AP on chan 11 must be that chan 11 is not passive-only in
> the US (or in my part of the US)?
> Just checking to make sure I'm not missing something. Thanks!

Correct.  When a channel is marked passive-only stations are not
permitted to tx on it unless they know it's being used for 802.11
communication.  Failure to do so can result in significant fines
(depending on the locale).