Thanks, Stephens. We'll try out and report whether we were successful or
On 26 March 2010 20:04, Stephens, Allan <allan.stephens@...:
> Hi Prasad & Sanjay:
> The code in tipc_eth_media.c is designed to work with any device that
> uses MAC-48 addresses, which are 48 bits long and which support the
> broadcast address ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff. My limited reading about 802.15
> indicates that it uses EUI-64 identifiers, which seems to be a superset
> of MAC-48, so the existing code may work with wpan0 without any
wpan0 has two address types with bit lengths 16-bit and 64-bit. So, we'll
try out both types and also look into tipc_eth_media.c for suitable
> If it turns out that there are incompatabilities caused by the 64-bit
> addresses used with wpan0, they can probably be overcome by making minor
> modifications to the existing code in tipc_eth_media.c to allow it to
> handle EUI-64 addresses.
> Hope this helps.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Prasad H. L. [mailto:hlprasu@...]
> > Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 2:47 AM
> > To: tipc-discussion@...; sanjay B.S
> > Subject: [tipc-discussion] WPAN support in TIPC
> > As a part of one project, we were looking for using TIPC on
> > 802.15.4 based MAC/PHY setup. To compare TIPC's concepts of
> > zones and cluster gel well with 802.15.4's nodes concepts.
> > Support for 802.15.4 MAC/PHY is present in Linux 2.6.31
> > onwards and it gives a device named wpan0, etc. which behaves
> > similar to eth0. Is it possible to use TIPC on wpan0? I
> > browsed through the code of TIPC and found only
> > tipc_eth_media.c which by name suggests to be for ethernet
> > alone. However, as far as we saw, neither in includes nor in
> > code of that file, any direct dependence on ethernet media
> > was found. So, would it be possible to use it for wpan0?
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Regards,
> > Prasad and Sanjay