Subject: Re: Summer of Code: Wifi Browser / Kismet clone
To: oliver gould <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan A. Kollasch <email@example.com>
Date: 04/22/2006 13:24:45
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On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 04:45:59PM -0400, oliver gould wrote:
> The Wifi Browser / Kismet clone piqued my interest, in particular.
I would prefer some one put the little bit of effort into getting
Kismet working on NetBSD rather than reinventing this.
However, a simple way to capture 802.11 frames to a pcap file would
be a useful tool, and more in the spirit of what I consider Unix-like.
A kismet clone in the regular source tree (i.e. not the othersrc
or pkgsrc module) is not something I really don't want to see for
NetBSD, at least not without syspkgs in place. (I recently got a
VAX, so now I care about bloat.)
I'm perfectly fine with using wlanctl or the old wiconfig <if> -D for
Also, I don't think recreating BSD-licensed versions of non-essential
auxiliary software should be a priority of NetBSD. But I don't get to=20
make these decisions. :(
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