hostapd EAPOL-Key timeouts from Macintosh clients

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sat Mar 12 16:50:29 EST 2005


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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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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