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[ham-80211] Re: WEP encryption?

Walt DuBose dubose at texas.net
Wed Jul 28 20:30:06 UTC 2004


Just remember that there are hams like Alex K. who is in Agere's
management who wnat to keep their products available for Open Source. 
If a product supports Open Source, write a letter to the manufacturer
thanking them for doing so.

Walt/K5YFW

Drew Baxter wrote:
> 
> At 03:58 PM 7/28/2004, Walt DuBose wrote:
> >-Beating the &*(&*^%%$#@ out of them if we catch them (Oh sorry, that's
> >just in some parts unknown.)
> 
> Oh you mean like Southern California?
> 
> >Well, right NOW I think here in the Colonies we might have to "publish"
> >the WEP key somewhere whnere hams know it is but not the general public
> >but hopefully we can get that changed.
> 
> I agree.  This mailing list is one way.  Although the availability of APs
> running Linux is increasing, so perhaps in the future we can add custom
> (known) extensions that apply to HAMs or shift the frequency into the ham
> bands.
> 
> Broadcom seems unwilling to provide source code for their driver sets right
> now.  That's too bad, otherwise this could've already been a reality.
> 
> I do think as long as it isn't open to world+dog, people will for the most
> part leave it alone.  Maybe that's just because I'm in Maine though and
> people leave their doors unlocked to their houses and no-one messes with
> them either.
> 
> --Droo, K1XVM
> 
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