Daniel Dvořák dandee at
Sun Aug 21 11:25:21 GMT 2005

I am sorry but I don´t understand about modular ifconfig and about "to phase
out those sorts of programs out". But I am agree about that would be a
question for Sam.

So we have to wait now.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-current at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-current at] On Behalf Of Brooks Davis
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 3:51 AM
To: dandee at
Cc: freebsd-current at
Subject: Re: ATHCTRL for ATH

On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 03:32:15AM +0200, Daniel Dvorak wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have one question for you. My friend use Linux Debian and he use atheros
> cards with madwifi drivers. Sam work together with others developers and I
> found out that he committed interesting tool for linux users.
> This tool is athctrl, which you know "athctrl program that sets the
> timeouts based on the distance between two stations". And I think that
> feature is useful not only for linux users but of course for users of
> os like FreeBSD etc. 
> So, I do not know why the tool is not in main tree fbsd, maybe there is
> reason for this and I do not know. Which it is my mistake, so if it is
> I am sorry. Of course, I could not imagine how much work somebody has to
> for this, but I would like to only ask if possible now before final
> 6.0 or in the future.
> Does somebody think somebody could commit this tool for FreeBSD users ?

It's unlikely athctrl will be commited because we're attempting to phase
those sorts of programs out in favor of a modular ifconfig.  It's not
clear to me if we the support or not at this point.  That would be a
question for Sam, but he's on vacation at the moment.

-- Brooks

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