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Date:	Tue, 10 Apr 2007 15:48:08 +0200
From:	Johannes Berg <>
To:	Patrick McHardy <>
Cc:	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,
	David Miller <>,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: Add etun driver

On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 14:05 +0200, Patrick McHardy wrote:
> I know too little about wireless to judge really this. My opinion is
> that if it is possible to add and configure an interface (even if
> only for simple cases) without knowledge about driver internals by
> setting a few parameters, it would probably make sense to use
> RTM_NEWLINK as well. If a userspace daemon or complex knowledge of
> driver internals is needed, it probably should stay seperated.

It still is though we're moving towards the userspace daemon thing.

> So simply put: if I can implement support for
> "ip wireless add dev wlan0 mode managed essid ... key ..."
> in less than 100 lines and get a working connection afterwards, it
> seems worth it.

For completely open networks (no "key ...") or just WEP (static key) it
could probably be done, but I don't see how right now.


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