IFF_RUNNING and SIOCGMIIPHY support

shogunx shogunx at sleekfreak.ath.cx
Tue Mar 2 11:16:48 EST 2004


Hi Jean,


On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Jean Tourrilhes wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 10:41:00AM -0500, shogunx wrote:
> > On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Jean Tourrilhes wrote:
> >
> > > David Goodenough wrote :
> > > >
> > > > Ad-hoc mode is is the one I am particularly interested in, and I suppose that
> > > > my definition is that traffic can flow.
> > >
> > > 	A valid ad-hoc network may comprise from a single node to a
> > > very large number of nodes. Any node of the ad-hoc network may come
> > > and go independantly. So, the interesting question is "the traffic can
> > > flow to which node ?".
> >
> > Well, thats more of a routing question, is it not?
>
> 	No, there is no routing involved. It's just that the
> composition of your subnet may vary.
> 	That's why 'iwspy' is designed the way it is.

Lets say we have a three node ad-hoc network.  10.0.0.1 can physically see
10.0.0.2.  10.0.0.3 can physically see 10.0.0.2.  10.0.0.1 and 10.0.0.3
cannot physically see each other.  10.0.0.1 has another interface,
205.10.10.1, connected to the public internet, and is configured to route
ipv4 packets via NAT and as an ipv6 router.  Can the
traffic flow to 10.0.0.3 from 10.0.0.1, or is additional routing information
required to be passed to the kernel on 10.0.0.2 and 10.0.0.3?

Scott

>
> > Scott
>
> 	Jean
>

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