Testing the Wireless driver changes
dcbw at redhat.com
Wed Jan 16 17:46:33 EST 2008
On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 20:22 -0200, Ricardo Carrano wrote:
> I believe what you want is "radio off", not "mesh stop".
"radio off" == iwconfig eth0 txpower off
that's always been around from day #1.
> On Jan 16, 2008 8:01 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/1/16 Ricardo Carrano <carrano at ricardocarrano.com>:
> > IMHO, there is no point in investing time in mesh stop/start
> now (or any
> > time in the future unless there is a strong reason for that
> - which we lack
> > now).
> The stated reason for wanting this feature is to easily
> wireless before getting on an airplane. There is a way to do
> it at the
> command line, but I don't see government ministers and
> officials doing that with any reliability.
> If all you want is transport, you can take out the battery
> pack, but
> if the mesh is not disabled, it will come alive when the
> battery pack
> is inserted, long before you can boot and get to a command
> line to
> turn it off. I am quite certain that some of the
> ministers and officials will want to show off their new toyz
> on planes
> just like the rest of us.
> Or we could just wait until there is sufficient public
> pressure to
> allow XOs to mesh on airplanes so that the rules are changed.
> Hey, who
> wants to make the movie Toyz on a Plane? %-]
> Edward Cherlin
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