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    Subject[TRIVIAL 2.2] CONFIG_NET_RADIO and Wireless Extensions
    Hi Alan,

    Configure.help in 2.2 appearss, er, "misleading" re the implications of
    CONFIG_NET_RADIO as selecting CONFIG_NET_RADIO (at least) includes the
    /proc/net/wireless stuff in net/core/dev.c. Appended patch lifts
    apparently more correct text from 2.4.

    Lastly, both 2.2 and 2.4 refer to ftp://shadow.cabi.net/pub/Linux - AFAICS
    shadow.cabi.net no longer exists. I presume this should be
    updated/dropped too?

    Regards,
    Neale.

    --- linux-2.2.24-rc1-ntb1/Documentation/Configure.help Fri Jan 3 08:43:03 2003
    +++ linux-2.2.24-rc1-ntb1a/Documentation/Configure.help Tue Jan 14 17:04:20 2003
    @@ -5715,14 +5715,24 @@
    modules". If unsure, say N.

    Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)
    CONFIG_NET_RADIO
    Support for wireless LANs and everything having to do with radio,
    - but not with amateur radio. Note that the answer to this question
    - won't directly affect the kernel: saying N will just cause this
    - configure script to skip all the questions about radio
    - interfaces.
    + but not with amateur radio or FM broadcasting.
    +
    + Saying Y here also enables the Wireless Extensions (creates
    + /proc/net/wireless and enables ifconfig access). The Wireless
    + Extension is a generic API allowing a driver to expose to the user
    + space configuration and statistics specific to common Wireless LANs.
    + The beauty of it is that a single set of tool can support all the
    + variations of Wireless LANs, regardless of their type (as long as
    + the driver supports Wireless Extension). Another advantage is that
    + these parameters may be changed on the fly without restarting the
    + driver (or Linux). If you wish to use Wireless Extensions with
    + wireless PCMCIA (PC-) cards, you need to say Y here; you can fetch
    + the tools from
    + <http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html>.

    Some user-level drivers for scarab devices which don't require
    special kernel support are available via FTP (user: anonymous) from
    ftp://shadow.cabi.net/pub/Linux.

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