[Server-devel] Early activation with an AP instead of AA

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 21:21:28 EDT 2008

Douglas is preparing an rpm with all the bits needed to run an
activation server -- for the initial at-boot- activation only scenario
-- on the XS.

This is meant to work with an AA (active antenna), but looking at the
python code in the initrd, I wonder whether an AP or a machine with a
wlan interface set to ad-hoc can also be used. See:

def select_network_channel (channel):
   check_call(['/sbin/ifconfig','msh0','up']) # rely on ipv6 autoconfig

With this setup, will the XO also send the frames over conventional
802.11a/b/g or not at all?

OTOH, large deployments wanting to activate XOs in a warehouse can get
an AA without much trouble.


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