Alternative to Create a new wireless network
sascha-ml-ui-sugar-olpc-devel at silbe.org
Thu Apr 22 11:44:12 EDT 2010
On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 05:17:17PM +0200, Simon Schampijer wrote:
> * Naming: do we agree to name the networks 'Mesh Network [channel
> name]' even though they are no mesh networks but in order to keep
> 'backwards compatibility'?
Please don't. Besides given two identically named sets of "networks" on
XO-1, it will mislead people into thinking a) these are interoperable
with Mesh networks and b) they work like Mesh networks (i.e. do packet
> * Connection sharing: So far the connections created are 'link-local'
> connections. What is the plan for sharing an internet connection over
> an adhoc network?
Given that most of the time the gateway only has a single "official"
IPv4 address, NAT is required anyway. NetworkManager doesn't support
IPv6 "connection sharing" yet , so we can't support it either.
An interesting option might be to use a bridge on the gateway. Will DHCP
be used for connecting to existing ad-hoc networks?
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