"""While i usually don't like diverting from upstream defaults, something
that automagically loads unwanted add-ons isn't right, so i'm making an
Why do you care about this? This makes #OpenBSD work /much/ better on a wifi network that has multiple Access Points with the same name.
Most Conferences, shopping malls, large buildings, etc, have this type of wifi network.
Previously, it would "stick" to the first Access Point that it found. Now, it will switch to a better one when the signal strength is too weak.
"""Add support for background scanning to net80211 and iwm(4).
The iwm(4) driver will now roam between access points which share an SSID."""
s2k17 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling (stsp@) on wireless (iwm(4), athn(4) and more) progress
Background scan implementation for the iwm(4) driver: https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=151198235217614&w=2
Reflections on Hackathons https://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20171126090055 #openbsd
There is an auction for the only #OpenBSD 6.2 cd-set to exist in the world!
Custom artwork hand drawn by Theo de Raadt.
Bid Early, Bid Often!
Policy change for #OpenBSD releases in the future, regarding syspatch(8): https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=150793229700628&w=2
More people are interested in the #FQ_CoDel in #OpenBSD. Gooood.
As #OpenBSD's de-facto wifi maintainer, I first learned about this WPA problem in June. A simple patch was provided which I could commit with slight modifications.
The original embargo was already 2 months long, and then extended again for 2 months.
The generall public (you) were left in the dark about this for at least 4 months.
This is a very sad state of affairs. It takes the industry much too long to apply a simple patch.