From: Jim Thompson (jim_at_musenki.com)
Date: 2002-03-04 04:57:44 UTC
On Sun, Mar 03, 2002 at 03:20:04AM -0600, Jim Thompson wrote:
> I'd love to look at the code. Routing isn't *always* possible.
Could you name some your top instances of this?
The main one is 'wireless extension'.
ethernet <--> WDS <--> WDS <--> WDS <--> ethernet
One in particular i'm thinking of is where i have an antenna shooting into a coffee house down the street, and want to put an openap in there, but have my dhcp server in my apartment. So forwarding dhcp requests from openap to smc(prism2 card) card in pc sitting by window is what i desire. I have set up an openap and am getting familiar with what it can/can't do. Possibly i could forward the request via routing foo or the linux regular ethernet bridging but then the only device i'm going to have is the prism card in the openap so probably i'm stuck with WDS 802.11 foo, but still figuring.
In this instance you can run a DHCP relay on the openap box inside the coffee shop, and have the dhcp server in your apartment service the requests.