Re: comprehensive documentation

From: Jason Boxman (
Date: 2002-08-28 20:20:32 UTC

On Wednesday 28 August 2002 06:18 am, wrote:
> with the growing popularity and maturity of hostap, I think it's becoming
> more and more important to have comprehensive documentation of features
> avaliable. It will not only make it easier to set up an access point
> correctly and securly, but all the features and their functions would be in
> one place so someone wanting to contribute could get the whole integrated
> picture of the project and get up to speed quicker.

Sounds good.

> If this is too daunting a task, then there should at least be documentation
> for configuring everythign basic up to enabling wep, mac filtering, and
> association monitoring. This would make it easier to set up an access
> point with the same capabilities as comsumer aps.

I'm sure it's managable. ;)

> I may just be lame and can't find the documentation, but if it takes longer
> to find the documentation than it would to put in the hours to figure
> everythign out, then what's the point really :)

Documentation? When do we start?

I have something up at

That article dosen't cover things like WEP, WDS, or HostAP in Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc modes. I do mention basic configuration and iwconfig usage, and bridging care of Jouni's generous example in README.prism2.

What additional information and in what format(s) did you have in mind? I stuffed all that into plain text HTML pages. For documentation, something like DocBook XML, which I've never used, seems more appropriate, right?


Jason Boxman
Administrator TrekWeb.COM - Linux Pages

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