Re: [Autoconf] RFC 5889 (Was: Call for comments to a new AUTOCONF charter proposal)

Teco Boot <teco@inf-net.nl> Fri, 23 July 2010 10:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Autoconf] RFC 5889 (Was: Call for comments to a new AUTOCONF charter proposal)
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Op 23 jul 2010, om 10:11 heeft Alexandru Petrescu het volgende geschreven:

> More specifically, on WiFi, a beacon is sent periodically, but there are
> also periodic requests replied with a beacon.  These help a lot to
> detect presence of a neighbor previously learned, and fast.

Far out of context of this WG. But here a correction:
Only a subset of 802.11 nodes in a service set send beacons.
This is APs, or elected nodes in IBSS.
A beacon advertises a service set, not a station.

Teco