Jaunty Central Regulatory Domain Agent (CRDA)

Registered by Pete Graner on 2008-11-24

The Central Regulatory Domain Agent (CRDA) is a free software project to allow Linux (and possibly other operating systems) comply with radio spectrum regulations around the world by enforcing the regulatory requirements in software. CRDA is also aimed to encourage Linux support from the vendors who were previously afraid to support Linux drivers that would not follow the requirements for radio spectrum use.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Pete Graner
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
Tim Gardner
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Tim Gardner on 2009-05-04
Completed by
Tim Gardner on 2009-05-04

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Would be nice to get Network Manager to offer a list of countries and use that for the default country that is used upon bootup. If the user travels let him switch the country. wpa_supplicant can then call the respective netlink message to change regulatory domain.

Console-wise, this can be done with iw, which should also be packaged.

Other things which can be used to determine/help location are things like GPS. GeoClue seems to be able to help with this. Geoclue is a modular geoinformation service built on top of the D-Bus messaging system:

http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/GeoClue

Consider its use as well.

2009-05-04: rtg - Though we did not get Geo support into Jaunty, we did release a CRDA package.

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