Re: NM 0.7 connection sharing

On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 4:18 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  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.
>  Dan
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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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