802.1x EAP and the PAE
zack at hawaiiwireless.net
Mon Nov 18 17:16:17 EST 2002
Some quick questions regarding EAP in hostap...
The PAE is what filters the traffic between the supplicant
(the client) and the authenticator (the AP) so that only
traffic destined for the authentication service (Radius) is
allowed through the AP. Am I right on that?
If that is correct then is it safe to assume that in HostAP
ONLY EAP traffic is allowed through. I ask because I'd like
to combine this feature with a captive portal. This would
allow users to download the supplicant software to their
client computers so they can authenticate using EAP to gain
access using the wireless network. Maybe there could also
be a way so that if the user did not choose to download the
supplicant software they could still be authenticated via
the captive portal and allowed through? Just some
Thanx in advance!
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