Re: NM 0.7 connection sharing
- From: "Darren Albers" <dalbers gmail com>
- To: "Dan Williams" <dcbw redhat com>
- Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: NM 0.7 connection sharing
- Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 16:48:06 -0500
On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 4:18 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
> After some discussion in a related thread on fedora-devel, I've thought
> through the WiFi connection sharing a bit more, and been schooled on a
> few things.
> Mac OS X provides a full infrastructure-mode network when sharing an
> internet connection over wireless. It also provides DHCP to clients of
> that wifi network, and uses addresses in the 10.x.x.x space.
> Unfortunately, given the current driver situation, NM on Linux won't be
> able to do the same thing, since few drivers support master mode well at
> this time. Therefore, NM 0.7 will:
> 1) as the _originator_ of a wireless network, either by sharing a
> connection or creating a new wireless network, use 802.11 Ad-Hoc and
> provide a DHCP server (see below)
> 2) require opt-in to get IPv4 LL on device types known to usually use
> DHCP, requiring the user to pick between Auto-IP and DHCP (ie, Auto-IP
> and DHCP will be mutually exclusive)
> 3) Perform DHCP by default on Ad-Hoc networks, unless the user has opted
> into Auto-IP in the connection editor
> 4) use dnsmasq as the DHCP server for shared connections. The ISC dhcpd
> uses 20MB of RAM when running and that's just unacceptable. dnsmasq
> also provides proxied DNS, which is a nice bonus.
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Since the network is ad-hoc I assume there won't be a way to set encryption?
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