[RFC-PATCH 1/2] wpa_supplicant: add new config params to be used with the ibss join command

Antonio Quartulli ordex
Wed Jun 6 07:54:07 PDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 04:52:44PM +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 03:11:30PM +0200, Antonio Quartulli wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 02:56:32PM +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > > Does the multicast rate really need to be set in wpa_supplicant? If
> > > someone needs that special configuration, I would assume that iw can be
> > > used after the IBSS has been enabled.
> > 
> > That's the problem. nl80211 doesn't provide any way to modify such params after
> > the ibss has been established.
> Ah.. I assumed that that was the case only for parameters than cannot
> change during IBSS lifetime (e.g., set of supported rates), but it
> shouldn't be limitation for multicast rate. It looks like the nl80211
> interface is not really ideal for this particular parameter.

I agree...I think that the interface for the IBSS handling in nl80211 is missing
something (I think IBSS is not the major objective of most developers out

However, since the IBSS join command supports such params, why should wpa_s
continue to be not able to specify them?


Antonio Quartulli

..each of us alone is worth nothing..
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
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