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Re: ieee80211 patches

To: Stefan Rompf <stefan@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ieee80211 patches
From: Michael Wu <flamingice@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 09:59:00 -0400
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On Friday 26 August 2005 05:04, Stefan Rompf wrote:
> > - AVS capture header in monitor mode
>
> there has been a discussion about AVS or radiotap header on the ipw list
> that resulted in the inclusion of radiotap definitions in James' latest
> patches for ieee80211. Radiotap requires a libpcap upgrade, but can be
> extended easier. I'd like all linux wireless drivers to move to radiotap
> for statistic data so that userspace has just one format to parse, and a
> new driver would be a perfect target to begin.
>
Sounds like everyone agrees that radiotap is a superior header. I will remove 
AVS support and add radiotap support (if additional code is needed) once 
radiotap code is merged in ieee80211.

Thanks,
-Michael Wu

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