David Goodenough david.goodenough
Thu Mar 4 00:57:57 PST 2004

On Thursday 04 March 2004 02:37, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 10:46:48PM +0000, David Goodenough wrote:
> > In which case that is not at all what I want.  What I want it the
> > equivalent of a ppp link.  A simple connection between two places, with
> > an IP address at each end, and status telling me whether the link is up
> > or down (and as a bonus what bandwidth it is running).
> PPP is point-to-point, so is WDS.. There is no standard mechanism for
> detecting the status of the link, so you would need to implement that
> separately, e.g., by pinging the other end of the WDS link. You can use
> WDS both to bridge (layer 2) frames and to route IP packets (just assign
> IP addresses to WDS devices).
> IBSS/ad-hoc is not point-to-point (even though it can be used for this).
> Neither does it provide any standard mechanism for link status.

Well that is a shame.  I will just have to do it myself.


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