802.1x troubles...

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Wed Aug 11 06:57:30 EDT 2004


On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 09:20:08PM -0700, Larry at Home wrote:

> Ok...I managed to find a series related to this topic on the mail list that 
> indicated the built-in minimal
> authenticator wouldn't work for dynamic WEP keying so I disabled that 
> completely and set a fixed WEP key and
> things are working. I'm still confused about the keys that are being 
> generated and cycled by hostapd (shown
> by iwlist wlan0 key). What are they being used for?

hostapd is able to generate random keys, but it has no way of sending
them to the clients when using minimal_eap. In other words, that
configuration is invalid and will not work. I should probably just
remove minimal_eap completely, since it seems to be causing more
confusion than benefit..

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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