Sun Feb 20 17:57:26 PST 2005
talks about current shortcomings of linux wireless.
it includes some mention of using netlink to notify hotplug that a link
This is apparently the right way to trigger external programs to do
and hostap doesnt need to fork off an external, root-privileged, program
to do that.
*Not all drivers have correct netlink support, if they even have it*
1. *orinoco is too twitchy, sends too many events (shouldn't send
them during a scan for example)*
2. *atmel, airo, and others don't seem to have any netlink support*
*Work Item: fix all drivers to ensure that when the card successfully
associates with an access point, that it signals the kernel that its
network link is "up".*
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