wpa-psk and hostap problem.

Andrea G Forte andreaf at cs.columbia.edu
Thu Dec 1 11:30:05 EST 2005


What I mean is if there is an option in hostap for allowing a station to 
send and receive both encrypted and unencrypted data packets.
If there is a way for my station to accept unencrypted data packets from 
other trusted stations.
I know this would not happen in a normal scenario, however for some 
experiments I am doing this can happen and I would llike to know if it 
is a protocol violation or if such an option is possible (and available 
in hostap).

Thanks again,
Andrea


Jouni Malinen wrote:

>On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 04:17:08PM -0500, Andrea G Forte wrote:
>  
>
>>Yes, the problem and the solution are both what you suggested. Thank you.
>>One more thing. Is there a reason why unencrypted data frames are 
>>dropped?
>>    
>>
>
>Please be more specific. I was just about to answer "security", but I'm
>not sure what you are asking.
>
>  
>
>>Also, can you suggest any official documentation about WPA?
>>    
>>
>
>Wi-Fi Alliance has the "WPA Specification Documentation" for sale at
>http://www.wi-fi.org/OpenSection/protected_access_archive.asp. That's
>probably the closest thing to "official documentation" for WPA.
>
>  
>




More information about the HostAP mailing list