bin/95956: 128-bit

Christopher Chin cchin at ack.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Apr 18 17:10:18 UTC 2006


The following reply was made to PR bin/95956; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Christopher Chin <cchin at ack.Berkeley.EDU>
To: Ruslan Ermilov <ru at freebsd.org>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: bin/95956: 128-bit
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 10:03:36 -0700 (PDT)

 On Mon, 17 Apr 2006 (21:49 +0300), Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
 
 > Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 21:49:04 +0300
 > From: Ruslan Ermilov <ru at freebsd.org>
 > To: Christopher Chin <cchin at ack.Berkeley.EDU>
 > Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
 > Subject: Re: bin/95956: 128-bit
 > 
 > On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 06:38:55PM +0000, Christopher Chin wrote:
 >> After a recent cvsup, buildworld, and new kernel, I can no longer
 >> effectively use 128bit wep with my wi0 driver.
 >>
 >> This worked beautifully with my 5.4, and I'm pretty sure this worked
 >> well after my upgrade to 6.0 and 6.1-PRERELEASE.
 >>
 >>
 >>   bubble (cchin):/home/cchin# ifconfig wi0 wep wepkey 0x12345678901234567890abcdef
 >>   ifconfig: SIOCS80211: Invalid argument
 >>   bubble (cchin):/home/cchin#
 >>
 >> From the ifconfig(8) manpage:
 >
 > : A WEP key will be either 5 or 13 characters (40 or 104 bits)
 > : depending of the local network and the capabilities of the
 > : adaptor.
 
 
 Thanks, Ruslan.... however, I suppose that 5 or 13
 characters refers to ASCII representations.  The number
 of hex digits will differ.
 
   - Christopher
 
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