WDS & hostapd port authorization

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sun May 18 21:39:24 EDT 2003

On Sun, May 18, 2003 at 11:44:24PM +0200, Slobodan Tomic wrote:

>   I have setup with two (and more) APs using WDS. Everything is bridged
> (wlan0 and wlan0wds0 at each AP) and everything works perfectlly. But if
> I use hostapd at each AP (with or without 802.1X) wlan0wds0 is blocked
> by each hostapd because that port is not authorized, even if I put MAC
> addresses of other APs in /etc/hostapd.accept. Is this bug in hostap[d]
> or have I missed something?

Well.. It might be called a feature since allowing WDS links with no
encryption or static WEP keys would weaken the security of such a setup
if stations are using dynamic, individual WEP keys. Anyway, I changed
the driver to accept frames from WDS links even if IEEE 802.1X PAE is in

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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