hostapd/wpa_supplicant - new development release v0.5.0

John H. mistamaila at
Fri Dec 23 02:58:03 EST 2005

please, how do you use this with zydas driver?  how do you compile it
to use zydas driver, i mean?

On 12/23/05, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 11:10:14PM +0100, Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 07:50:44PM -0800, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > > * 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?
> STAKey handshake itself is not really very useful by itself and I'm not
> aware of any driver that would be available for using DLS. This
> implementation is more a way of figuring out what exactly was defined in
> the standard and what would need to be improved. There are couple of
> flaws in the STAKey specification and those are being worked on. In
> other words, I would expect this implementation to change in the future
> to allow direct link to be used in more secure way.
> DLS itself is quite nice improvement (assuming the security setup gets
> fixed). It allows stations to send packets directly to each other
> without having to go through the AP which is the normal mechanism for
> BSS (infrastructure networks). This allows throughput between two
> wireless stations that are associated to the same AP to be doubled if
> they are within range.
> > > * 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?
> Not at the moment, but it should be relatively straightforward to add
> this. I added this to my to-do list.
> > 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.
> Do you mean that this would be another package in addition to
> wpa_supplicant and hostapd tarballs? wpa_ctrl.[ch] is shared by both
> programs. This shouldn't require much work on the side of building a
> library from wpa_ctrl.c and creating a package of needed files.
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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