Subject: Re: Summer of Code: Wifi Browser / Kismet clone
To: oliver gould <email@example.com>
From: Ricardo Correia Pinto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/22/2006 00:36:46
On Fri, 21 Apr 2006, oliver gould wrote:
> - A quick search through the archives produced a few interesting
> discussions on the Wifi Browser from last summer, however I couldn't
> find any indication that any progress was made in the way of
> implementing it. Is this the case?
I started implementing it, as can be see in . I was also
thinking of applying this year to the same project, but using a different
approach  (or a pdf file in , since latex2html doesn't have a
beautiful output). Would someone please comment it?
Maybe I should post the specs in the list instead?
> - Considering that a Wifi Browser would provide a subset of the
> functionality that Kismet (or a Kismet-like application) provides, is
> there any specific reason why these projects are listed seperately?
I guess is because the browser is intended as a configuration
aiding tool, instead of "debugging" like kismet.
> - My initial thoughts on designing either these are to use Radiotap
> headers for detection, the proper ioctls for management, and curses
> for the UI. Can anyone point me to other interfaces that may be
Basically net80211 layer, curses/CDK for the GUI. You can also use
OMAPI for dhclient configuration (I guess it will be necessary, since you
almost surely need some dynamic IP configuration).
-- Ricardo Correia Pinto