Subject: Re: bluetooth
To: Iain Hibbert <>
From: Ronald van der Pol <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/24/2002 10:24:29
On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 19:54:28 +0000, Iain Hibbert wrote:

> Incidentally, does anybody know the status of NetBSD/bluetooth?  I was
> thinking about trying it, seems cute enough. Looking in the /dev/bluetooth
> directory though, I'm not sure its all there.. I'd have to use a pcmcia
> card myself, but if the command stack were available, maybe I could work
> out the device driver part.  clues?

It does not work yet. I don't know who is working on it. FreeBSD-current
has a bluetooth stack based on netgraph. I haven't used it yet, but will
give it a try soon. There were some suggestions to have codebase shared
among all bsds. I don't know the current state about that.

AFAIK, bluetooth does not standardize the pcmcia interface, so every
manufacturer has its own proprietary solution. USB bluetooth dongles
are more likely to work.

This is were the FreeBSD code came from: