Hostap and 802.1X
sec4wlan at yahoo.de
Tue Dec 17 08:48:49 EST 2002
I'm in the process of implementing the 802.1x functionality alongwith the key
handshaking (Pairwise key handshake and the Group handshake). I'm using
the Open1x source code to achieve the same.
I've been able to test the xsupplicant functionality on a linux machine with
Systemonic's WLAN card. I've used Cisco's AP350 as the authenticator and
FreeRadius as the authentication server. Open1x code seems fine till it receives an
EAPOL-Key message. I've been able to get the xsupplicant authenticated, and the
connection looks good (I'm able to ping the Auth server from the xsupplicant).
Now, I wish to test the authenticator functionality of the Open1x. It seems the
authenticator doesn't have a proper functioning Key transmit state machine as
well as the key receive state machine. My questions are based on the above tests:
1. Can the HostAP code be used in place of the open1x authenticator? What
relation do they have with each other?
2. Does the HostAP support the 4-way pairwise key and the group key handshaking
thereby installing the keys? If no, is there any other freeware to achieve this?
Thanks in advance,
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