Subject: Re: adding an 802.11 data link type
To: Jasper Wallace <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/05/2002 14:36:24
On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, Jasper Wallace wrote:

> On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, David Young wrote:
> >
> >
> >  0) DLTs DLT_802_11, DLT_PRISM_802_11, DLT_AIRONET_802_11 are desirable
> >     in addition to DLT_EN10MB.
> Is one of the 802.11 types a superset of the others? if so would it make
> sense to use that exclusivly and leave the missing fields blank in the
> other drivers?

Not really. Which is the "fun" of all of this.

> I'm worried about things like ethereal only supporting some DLT_* types and
> not others.

Two things:

1) There is a "common set" frame, whose name I forget, that contains most
of the interesting values.

2) The Ethereal folks are nice and accepting, and it shouldn't be hard to
accept all of them.

Take care,