hostapd and no encryption -> forcing key

Ulf Jakobsson fluffe at home.se
Wed Jun 9 08:40:00 EDT 2004


Hi,

When I'm trying to run hostapd (0.1.3) with with no encryption
the driver seems to add a random key.

This happend only after I added the following lines to hostapd.conf:
wep_key_len_broadcast=13
wep_key_len_unicast=13


As I understand from the 802.1x specification you don't need to run 
encryption when using 802.1x..


Why is it like this?




hostapd.conf looks like:
auth_server_addr=127.0.0.1
auth_server_port=1812
auth_server_shared_secret=secret
eap_message=hello
ieee8021x=1
interface=wlan0
own_ip_addr=127.0.0.1
ssid=something
daemonize=1
auth_algs=3
eapol_key_index_workaround=0
macaddr_acl=0
wep_key_len_broadcast=13
wep_key_len_unicast=13

/Regards Ulf



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