multiple wpa_supplicant on same interface

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Wed May 25 22:34:58 EDT 2005

On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 05:30:28PM +0200, Leonardo Maccari wrote:

> what is the technical reason why there can't be multiple wpa_supplicant
> running on the same phisical interface?.

Why would you want to do this? Based on configuration, wpa_supplicant
may be controlling the association and in all configurations, it is
taking care of EAPOL processing. Having more than one entity trying to
do this kind of tasks at the same time using the same resource (the
network interface) would lead to interesting end results..

> is there a way to have different
> supplicant on different virtual interfaces ?

Yes, as long as the driver supports this, wpa_supplicant works in this
kind of configuration.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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