{SPAM?} Re: IPv6 Deployment for the LAN

Richard Bennett richard at bennett.com
Sat Nov 7 04:41:33 CST 2009


   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




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Richard Bennett
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Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
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