802.1x and non 802.1x at the same time with HostAPd and hostap.

Dominique Blas ml at blas.net
Mon Mar 3 20:03:46 EST 2003


2 questions :

1. Is it possible to have 802.1x behaviour and simultaneously non-802.1x behaviour with hostapd and hostap driver ?
	As it is the case with Avaya products.

2. Could it be possible to enable port access (802.1x) not on the AP but on a central gateway (Ethernet - Ethernet) to which the APs
	are connected through Ethernet ? AP will act as a bridge in this case.

Why ? To keep an transparent AP (more common than 802.1x AP) and make the gateway support all the improvement of 802.1x (above all key distribution) and 802.1Tgi.
	That would be simpler and cheaper to upgrade the gateway than upgrade (if possible) all the AP that depend upon it.

db



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