Subject: Re: wi IBSS mode
To: Atsushi Onoe <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/18/2002 08:42:35
On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 12:37:33PM +0900, Atsushi Onoe wrote:
> The current incompatibilities in ifconfig media options:
> wi an awi ray
> Infra/STA - - - -
> Infra/AP hostap N/A N/A N/A
> IBSS ibss-master adhoc adhoc N/A
> IBSS no create ibss N/A (wiconfig) N/A
> adhoc-demo adhoc N/A adhoc,flag0 N/A
> How should we fix?
> I'd like to drop ibss/ibss-master options from mediaopt and change
> the meaning of adhoc of wi driver.
Sure, that sounds fine. So, I guess the semantics of "adhoc" would be:
* For cards which can create an IBSS, "adhoc" would always
* For cards which cannot create an IBSS, "adhoc" would never
...and there would be no option for create/no-create. Then "wi" would
then get "adhoc,flag0" for adhoc-demo mode, to match awi. It would
probably be worth documenting which 802.11 mode names the media options
really map to (i.e. "adhoc" == "IBSS") in ifmedia(4).
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>