hostapd/wpa_supplicant - new development release v0.5.0

Henrik Brix Andersen brix at
Tue Dec 20 17:10:14 EST 2005


On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 07:50:44PM -0800, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> New versions of wpa_supplicant and hostapd were just
> released and are now available from

Thanks. I've added these to Gentoo Portage.

> * added experimental STAKey handshake implementation for IEEE 802.11e
>   direct link setup (DLS); note: this is disabled by default in both
>   build and runtime configuration (can be enabled with CONFIG_STAKEY=y
>   and stakey=1)

Could you elaborate on this a bit? What is the gain of using STAKey?
What's the downside of it?

> * added support for storing EAP user password as NtPasswordHash instead
>   of plaintext password when using MSCHAP or MSCHAPv2 for
>   authentication (hash:<16-octet hex value>); added nt_password_hash
>   tool for hashing password to generate NtPasswordHash

Nice feature - is this supported for wpa_supplicant configuration
files as well?

Speaking of wpa_supplicant-0.5.x - it would be nice to have the
functionality found in wpa_ctrl.[ch] available in a shared library for
use by third party configuration utilities.

Henrik Brix Andersen <brix at>
Gentoo Metadistribution | Mobile computing herd
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