OpenFest 2006 - Share the Freedom

September 03, 2004


Well, it seems that the recent rumours about the demise of BlueTooth have been greatly exaggerated. Or, at least, concerning my Nokia 6310i phone, Iva's Cambridge Silicon Radio USB BlueTooth adapter, and FreeBSD 5.3-BETA2. In fact, thanks to the awsesome work by Maksim Yevmenkin for developing the BlueTooth stack support for FreeBSD, Pav Lucistnik for documenting it in the FreeBSD handbook to a point where all I had to do was follow the instructions and pretty much copy/paste the command lines after reading a couple of manpages for good measure, and undoubtedly countless other testers and contributors, I am writing this very blog entry over a Dial-Up over BlueTooth connection - and it seems to work quite well, doesn't it now? :)

And now it's off to the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics for me, to torture the poor students who have come for a retake of the Network Security exam... Wish them luck! (them, not me, obviously ;)

Posted by roam at September 3, 2004 02:00 PM