{SPAM?} Re: IPv6 Deployment for the LAN

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Nov 7 12:29:31 CST 2009


And of course, a rogue RA station would _NEVER_ mess with that bit
in what it transmits...

Uh, yeah.

Owen

On Nov 7, 2009, at 2:41 AM, Richard Bennett wrote:

>   The Wi-Fi MAC protocol has a pair of header bits that mean "from AP"
>   and "to AP." In ad-hoc mode, a designated station acts as an AP, so
>   that's nothing special. There are a couple of non-AP modes for  
> direct
>   link exchanges and peer-to-peer exchances that probably don't set  
> "from
>   AP" but I'm not sure about that.
>   Adrian Chadd wrote:
>
> On Sat, Nov 07, 2009, Bernhard Schmidt wrote:
>
>
>
> As already said, wireless in infrastructure mode (with access points)
> always sends traffic between clients through the access point, so a
> decent AP can filter this.
>
>
> How does the client determine that the traffic came from the AP versus
> another client?
>
>
>
> Adrian
>
>
>
>
> --
> Richard Bennett
> Research Fellow
> Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
> Washington, DC





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