[Sugar-devel] Sugar + OLPC mesh network selection logic
Gary C Martin
gary at garycmartin.com
Mon Jun 22 19:04:07 EDT 2009
On 22 Jun 2009, at 15:44, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
> Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
>> 2009/6/10 Benjamin M. Schwartz <bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu>:
>>> Daniel Drake wrote:
>>>> And now the logic I want to implement, which is similar to that in
>>>> previous OLPC OS releases:
>>>> - First, attempt to connect to any known access points that are
>>>> in range
>>>> using saved credentials. Always prefer known APs to mesh.
>>>> - As a fallback if those APs fail, or if no APs are available or if
>>>> we've never connected to any (e.g. on first boot), try the mesh.
>>> I'm not quite clear on your exact intention here. I'd just like to
>>> suggest that unknown unencrypted infrastructure APs get higher
>>> than mesh.
>> Even if the user never connected to that AP before?
> Yes. I suspect that even the pay-for-access APs in internet cafes and
> airports still allow link-local connections for free, and it will
> be much faster than the mesh. It also provides the best chance of
> an internet connection.
I'm not sure that was quite the question. Should Sugar automatically
attach to a public AP even though it has never been manually attached
to that AP before? I'd say a bug **NO** to that one. Sure
automatically create link-local connections if no know AP is found.
But, auto attach to any old public AP with no prior user selection?
That's just asking for trouble...
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