Alternative to Create a new wireless network

Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-ui-sugar-olpc-devel at
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 [1], 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?


CU Sascha

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