unknown timeout using wpa_supplicant

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Wed Nov 9 23:42:17 EST 2005

On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 12:09:35PM -0600, Tony Jarnigan wrote:

> My Linux box (A) is using wpa_supplicant(v4.4) to do WPA-PSK to a Proxim AP.
> It connects fine but when another machine(B) on the network tries to ping
> it, there's no response; no ssh or vnc either although the daemons are
> running. It's not iptables or any other firewall software, nothing is
> running.
> Oddly enough, if A pings B, B can connect no problem. If I discontinue the
> ping, the problem seems to come up again within 2 minutes. If I turn off
> WPA-PSK and not run wpa_supplicant, everything works as expected.

That sounds like issues with multicast/broadcast receive on the host
(A). Pinging A->B allows (B) to update its ARP table without (A) having
to receive broadcast arp who-has request and that 2 minutes would be a
timeout for the ARP cache.

What card and driver (including version) are you using on (A)?

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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