Subject: Re: nwid -> ssid?
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/29/2004 19:36:55
On Sun, Feb 29, 2004 at 06:35:10PM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> For historical reasons, we call the 802.11 ssid an "nwid" in our
> ifconfig. This seems wrong -- it is confusing to people used to the
> real terminology as used in most operating systems.
> I would like to propose changing "nwid" to "ssid", with "nwid" left in
> as an alias for back compatibility. Opinions?

I like that suggestion. I think most people would find that clearer.

David Maxwell,| -->
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