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Package proposal

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API proposal

Question: Should the strategy be in Python?

Control API

This is intended as the API between the user and the whole roaming code. It will most likely be a ROS API, perhaps dynamic_reconfigure. It should be able to select between:

Scan results, diagnostics, and wifi status is published over ROS.

Questions:

Roaming Strategy API

This API is used by roaming strategies. A roaming strategy decides which interface to use, when to scan on wireless interfaces, and which BSSID to associate with.

init: Used to start scans.

scan_result_event: Returns the results of the latest scan.

select_interface: Periodically called to determine which interfaces data should be sent through. The strategy mainly selects based on signal strengths, and ping results.

association_failure_event: Indicates that an association failed, or was lost.

uninit: Used to stop all requests.

Question:

Wireless API

This is intended as the API between wpa_supplicant and multi_interface_roam.

get_ssid() -> list of ssids: Gets the list of SSIDs that are configured in wpa_supplicant.

get_frequencies() -> list of frequencies: Gets the list of frequencies that are supported.

request_scan(list of ssids, list of frequencies): Requests a scan with a list of essids and frequencies.

cancel_scan(): Immediately stops a scan that is in progress. (Is this supported?)

associate(bssid): Requests association to a specific bssid.

disassociate(): Requests disassociation from a specific bssid.

association_failure_event: Indicates that an association failed, or was lost. (Success is detected by the link coming up.)

scan_result_event(list of scan results): Returns the results of the latest scan.

Questions:

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2019-11-09 12:57