kick mesh node

Monthadar Al Jaberi monthadar at
Tue Jan 10 08:13:04 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 8:43 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian at> wrote:
> Hi,
> That sounds fine.
> On 9 January 2012 09:09, Monthadar Al Jaberi <monthadar at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I dont know if this is the correct way to do it.
>> if you run "ifconfig wlan0 mac:kick address" you will get Invalid
>> argument error because there is no code for MBSS.
>> This is patch makes it possible to kick a mesh node, useful when for
>> example you have some entries left "dead" in your table awaiting node
>> reclaim timeout.
>> Because there is no auth/assoc code for mesh I guess this is enough
>> (maybe we can try to send CLOSE LINK to the entry we kick so that it
>> updates its entries?):
> That also sounds like a good idea for a future project.
> I wonder if these ioctls should be broken out per-VAP..

I think if mesh code has assoc/auth code case IEEE80211_M_MBSS would
looks excatly like case IEEE80211_M_HOSTAP.

> Adrian

Btw, ifconfig man should be updated, there is a missing ACL command:
mac:detach which is not described in the man page.

Monthadar Al Jaberi

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