Re: Is there an equivalent of wireless-xxxx using iw rather then iwconfig
On Wednesday 26 Oct 2011, Camaleón wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:34:48 -0400, Celejar wrote:
> > On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:20:23 +0000 (UTC) Camaleón <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > wrote:
> >> On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:31:17 +0100, David Goodenough wrote:
> >> > On Wednesday 26 Oct 2011, Camaleón wrote:
> > ...
> >> >> Okay, I will have to ask... who has told you that? "wireless-tools"
> >> >> package is still available in Debian and he upstream project is just
> >> >> on the way to replace it but they are still needed in some cases.
> >> >
> >> > If you ask anything about iwconfig on the wireless kernel mailing
> >> > list you will get told that iwconfig is deprecated, does not provide
> >> > all the function and at times give the wrong answers and that iw
> >> > should be used on all mac80211 based wireless drivers. They wrote
> >> > it, so they should know.
> >> Then why not ask them for a recommended replacement? If that's "iw"
> >> then ask for the documents on how to properly setup when using "ifup"
> >> method ;-)
> > AFAIK, ifupdown is a Debian specific package - kernel devs are hardly
> > responsible for documenting it.
> Are you sure? :-)
> I'm only aware of two ways for setting up ethernet network interfaces
I am talking about Wireless interfaces, NOT ethernet ones.
> (today) in Linux systems: one if using the old method (ifup/ifconfig) and
> other is using networkmanager. And both are not Debian-centric, I've also
> used them in openSUSE, for instance.
> Anyway, whatever method is proposed by iw devels should be docummented so
> users and distributions can adapt it to their needs, don't you think?
iw is very well documented, and it is available on Debian (has been for
years). Its like the difference between ifconfig and ip, ifconfig is
now deprecated (still exists but you should use the new one) and ip which
gives all the new facilities. The same applies to iwconfig (the old one)
and the newer iw.