hostapd/wpa_supplicant - new development release v0.5.0

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Sat Dec 24 19:58:35 EST 2005

On Fri, Dec 23, 2005 at 08:58:19AM -0500, Bryan Kadzban wrote:

> Maybe I should go read the standard again, but does the AP have any
> chance to "veto" the DLS/STAKey setup?  I would assume so, since the
> frames go through it first, but I don't know for sure.

For STAKey handshake, yes, AP can stop that from happening since it is
responsible for generating the keys for the initiator and peer STAs.

> But I suppose the "block traffic from one STA to another" code could
> probably also block the STAKey frames, right?  So maybe it isn't an
> issue.  Hmm.

AP does not have much control for the direct link once it is set up, so
the way to prevent this is to just refuse to take part in STAKey

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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