What functions kick-start 802.1x?
oleg.izhvanov at rfmd.com
Tue Feb 11 08:31:50 EST 2003
Nikhil Chauhan wrote:
> I'm in the process of tweaking the hostapd code to support 802.1x
> My driver is not based on the Intersil chipset and hence I'm trying to
> ONLY the AP functionality to support 802.1x.
> Can someone point me to the precise functios(s) I should call from my
> driver code
> to kick-start 802.1x authentication. Any pointers will be highly
Imho, pushing 802.1x functionality into kernel driver is generally a bad
Driver shouldn't know anything about EAP/Radius and something like that.
The management entity, such as for example 802.1X Authenticator, should
only have ability to receive association/de-association notifications,
kernel driver to associate/de-associate a particurlar station. One of
for that is Wireless Extensions.
Several months ago I released a patch, which enables hostapd to use
This patch is intended for use with wireless card that does not let
802.11 frames to the
userspace (I mean that all management operations are performed by the
and it's driver must support both of the IWEVREGISTERED and IWEVEXPIRED
events. So, if your driver supports wireless extensions this might help you.
I plan to release new patch soon, which can be easily integrated into
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