Implementation question: 802.1X port

Rafa Marin Lopez rafa at
Fri Nov 4 23:53:37 EST 2005

Hi Jouni...

Jouni Malinen wrote:

>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, 
Yes i meant that...

>then yes, that is indeed in
>kernel space. 
I would be interested in checking all frames sent through uncontrolled 
port even if they are data frames (they would be filtered by 
uncontrolled port) . But following your comments, it would mean to touch 
the madwifi driver right?

>Normal data packets are not sent to user space (hostapd)
>for processing.
You mean here when STA is authenticated right?.


Rafael Marin Lopez
Faculty of Computer Science-University of Murcia
30071 Murcia - Spain
Telf: +34968367645    e-mail: rafa at

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