hostapd EAPOL-Key timeouts from Macintosh clients

Bruno Randolf bruno.randolf at 4g-systems.biz
Thu Jul 14 15:50:52 EDT 2005


hello!

i just stumbled over this same problem. any chance we get this as a config 
option, just like in wpa_supplicant? that would be great!

bruno

On Saturday 12 March 2005 22:50, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 12, 2005 at 04:36:52PM -0500, Saul Tannenbaum wrote:
> > >If that does not help, I would
> > >suggest testing a change in hostap/ieee802_1x.h to use EAPOL version 1
> > >(i.e., change '2' to '1' on "#define EAPOL_VERSION 2" line).
> >
> > But that did. Both Macs and the XP box are now working fine.
> >
> > Out of curiosity, is this considered a Mac bug for not
> > working with EAPOL version 2 correctly, or a hostapd
> > bug, for not failing back to version 1 if version 2
> > fails? Or a gray area, where it's just up for grabs?
>
> It's a quite common bug in IEEE 802.1X/WPA supplicants to not process
> new EAPOL versions correctly. In other words, it is a bug in the Mac
> supplicant in this case.
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