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Date:	Sat, 3 Mar 2007 19:53:24 -0800
From:	Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	Stephan Maka <stephan@...ceboyz.net>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Wifi support for iproute2

On Sun, 4 Mar 2007 02:26:53 +0100
Stephan Maka <stephan@...ceboyz.net> wrote:

> Hello
> 
> I've always felt uncomfortable by the usability of the wireless-tools
> (iwconfig, iwlist), but I really love iproute2. That's why I started
> to implement "ip wifi".
> 
> My GIT tree is located at:
>   http://cthulhu.c3d2.de/~astro/git/iproute2.git/
> 
> I wonder if this has a chance to get merged in iproute2 somewhen at
> all, or if this is completely inappropriate functionality for this
> tool.
> 
> Note that this my first contribution to a Linux-specific tool, *any*
> hints about style and conventions demanded here are welcome.
> 
> I'm sure not everyone will use this instead of wireless-tools, and a
> few even don't want it compiled in and linked with iwlib. Should I
> make this optional through a Makefile variable?
> 
> If noone else contributes not all of wireless-tools will be
> implemented, it's just too much. But basic stuff for configuring a
> Wifi card is already there.
> 
> Everyone told me dscape is near, but I hope iwlib will be ported then.

Don't waste your time with a tool that uses the exist wext API.
But a tool that could use cfg80211 would be useful. After the wireless
summit in Jan, I put it on my "interesting ideas" list.
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