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Date:      Tue, 5 Oct 2004 14:33:59 -0700
From:      Sam Leffler <sam@errno.com>
To:        Brian Fundakowski Feldman <green@freebsd.org>
Cc:        cvs-all@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: cvs commit: src/sys/net route.h rtsock.c
Message-ID:  <200410051434.00233.sam@errno.com>
In-Reply-To: <200410051419.47175.sam@errno.com>
References:  <200410051948.i95JmXjG070368@repoman.freebsd.org> <20041005200115.GA47017@green.homeunix.org> <200410051419.47175.sam@errno.com>

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On Tuesday 05 October 2004 02:19 pm, Sam Leffler wrote:
> On Tuesday 05 October 2004 01:01 pm, Brian Fundakowski Feldman wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 05, 2004 at 12:58:52PM -0700, Sam Leffler wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 05 October 2004 12:50 pm, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> > > > * Sam Leffler <sam@FreeBSD.org> [041005 12:48] wrote:
> > > > > sam         2004-10-05 19:48:33 UTC
> > > > >
> > > > >   FreeBSD src repository
> > > > >
> > > > >   Modified files:
> > > > >     sys/net              route.h rtsock.c
> > > > >   Log:
> > > > >   Add 802.11-specific events that are dispatched through the
> > > > > routing socket. This really doesn't belong here but is preferred
> > > > > (for the moment) over adding yet another mechanism for sending msgs
> > > > > from the kernel to user apps.
> > > >
> > > > I think one of these days it would be cool to be able to make a
> > > > general message socket, then ioctl a filter down onto it.
> > >
> > > It would be good to unify/generalize some of this stuff.  Warner
> > > pointed out devd has it's own mechanism (I'd forgot) and he
> > > intentionally avoided routing sockets because he wasn't sure there was
> > > enough overlap.
> > >
> > > For now this is a simple set of changes that will enable bringing over
> > > WPA support and fixing dhclient once I can complete the backport of the
> > > net80211 mods.
> >
> > Great!  Once that's done I can try to get WPA going in pff(4).
>
> Not sure how pfil comes in here.  For WPA I intended to bring over Jouni
> Malinen's wpa_supplicant and hostapd.  Both work with the net80211 layer on
> Linux (with the Atheros driver) and both should be straightforward to make
> work on FreeBSD once the net80211 code is updated.  pfil isn't anywhere to
> be seen in this...

Sigh, guess I need a larger font or new glasses; I see you wrote "pff" and not 
"pfil".  Presumably this is your prism54 driver.  FWIW the only thing keeping 
me from committing the new net80211 code is that the wi driver needs some 
TLC.  If you could help with that then everything would be in the tree for 
pff.

	Sam



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