[PATCH 3/3] Enable wildcards (*) in BSSID lists

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Jan 4 03:14:21 PST 2015

On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 01:24:43PM +0100, Stefan Tomanek wrote:
> In many context it seems suitable not just to enumerate a group of mac
> addresses, but to use wildcards (ca:ff:ee:*:*:*).

This format does not make much sense to me.. Why would the mask be done
at one octet resolution rather than bit-by-bit? If we have a proper way
of comparing the addresses against the mask for all bits, we should have
configuration format that enables that to be used (like
ca:ff:ee:00:00:00/ff:ff:ff:00:00:00 and
00:ca:ff:ee:d0:d0/00:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff with "/ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff" used by
default, if mask is not specified).

And no, I don't want to add this later which would result in having to
maintain two different formats for something that can easily be handled
with a single format now.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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