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Re: [PATCH] Dynamic airo.c patch for 2.6.10

To: Benjamin Reed <breed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Dynamic airo.c patch for 2.6.10
From: Jean Tourrilhes <jt@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 11:22:08 -0800
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On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 11:16:11AM -0800, Benjamin Reed wrote:
> I'm wondering if it would be possible to change IW_ENCODE_TEMP to 
> IW_ENCODE_PERM. I realize that would not be backward compatible, but as 
> you point out, the default assumption is that the keys are volatile.
> 
> ben

        Then you would have to change all other wireless tools (mine,
NetworkManager, KWiFi). By default, those tools will send you a WEP
key without any flag. My assumption is that if a user set a WEP key
explicitely with those tools, you want it to be permanent.
        I think it's easier to fix the only two tools that make use of
dynamic keys.
        Have fun...

        Jean

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