Re: Problem with bridges and wireless NIC's

From: Jouni Malinen
Date: Mon Mar 01 2010 - 08:18:12 EST

On Mon, Mar 01, 2010 at 12:40:14PM +0100, Bjarke Istrup Pedersen wrote:
> Okay, so the best thing to do, is to advise people to reverse the
> patch if the need 0.6.x, or use 0.7.x - right?

I don't think I would recommend people to reverse the commit that made
kernel reject invalid wlan0 mode in the bridge in general. It should be
possible to reorder network configuration to work with it and if really
not, reverting that change is reasonable only for a device that works as
an AP and uses bridging. Alternatively, whoever needs hostapd 0.6.x for
whatever reason could obviously also backport the hostapd patch for
bridge setup.

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