Implementation question: 802.1X port

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Fri Nov 4 20:53:58 EST 2005

On Fri, Nov 04, 2005 at 06:46:00PM -0500, Rafa Marin Lopez wrote:

> I am trying to see where implementation of uncontrolled/controlled port 
> is implemented. Going deep in the source code i just noticed it could be 
> placed on madwifi driver (i am using this driver for my atheros wireless 
> card) and not in the hostapd source code. is my guess  correct?

If you mean the packet filtering part, then yes, that is indeed in
kernel space. Normal data packets are not sent to user space (hostapd)
for processing.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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