[Bridge] [RFC] Do not activate promiscuous mode on wlan interfaces for bridging.

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Thu Jun 12 11:20:52 PDT 2008


> You are right, within the BSS every frame is going to be addressed to
> the AP anyway, so we should not receive more or less frames when
> activating promiscuous mode.
> 
> When activating promiscuous mode in this device, it stops acknowledging
> frames, and this impairs the association process. The other solution
> would be to ignore the promiscuous mode commands (i.e. never send the
> command to the device) for interfaces in AP mode. If this is the only
> device showing this behavior, maybe that would be the best solution.

Is this a mac80211 driver? When are you activating promisc?

johannes
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