802.1x with WinXP

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sat Dec 7 21:09:39 EST 2002

On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 06:44:38PM -0700, marcb at softhome.net wrote:

> Following Jouni's suggestion that the problem might be with WinXP SP1...  I 
> had a look at the Microsoft knowledgebase.  They have an article there 
> describing pretty much the behaviour I'm seeing (from a WinXp 
> persepective)..  and they say that WinXP SP1 cannot receive or process 
> multiple EAPOL keys. 

Could you please send me the Article ID for that KB entry?

> From my crude understanding of the what is happening... the WinXp machine 
> is authenticating once...  and then authenticating again...  before it 
> drops out.  Does that mean it is receiving two different keys, which 
> Microsoft seem to think WinXp cannot handle?

At least your log showed only one EAPOL-Key frame (broadcast) being
sent. However, it was sent again after the client decided to
authenticate again.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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