On Fri, 2017-08-25 at 19:31 -0600, Ben Hildred wrote: > > On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 6:04 PM, Ben Hutchings <email@example.com> wrote: > > > On Fri, 2017-08-25 at 13:13 -0600, Ben Hildred wrote: > > > Lets Throw out this crazy idea for consideration: Drop support for all > > > countries. > > > > > > To start off this will not actually be completely possible because of > > > broadcast regulations, but if you limit it to wireless networking (and > > > other radio application) configuration, we can then define a country as a > > > broadcast regulation scope. > > > > [...] > > > > So far as I know, the installer doesn't configure the country for > > wireless regulations. This is fine so long as you use Managed mode, as > > the wireless stack can just follow whatever the AP says. (For other > > modes, it might still be unnecessary as the wireless device normally > > has a country code in NVRAM, besides which many countries share either > > ETSI or FCC rules.) > > > > This only makes it easier as there are fewer regulatory regions, although > > there have been proposals to run-time configure regulatory compliance of > wifi for travelers. I'm not sure which proposals you're talking about. So far as I can see, that already works in Linux, and I maintain the packages that support it... Ben. -- Ben Hutchings One of the nice things about standards is that there are so many of them.
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