Wired authentication on hostapd

Ahmet Basagalar ahmet at thebluezone.com
Fri Nov 18 11:19:50 EST 2005

We may need to use hostapd for wired 802.1x authentication, but at the 
moment as you may know it only discovers clients based on DHCP requests. If 
somebody has static IP he does not need to authenticate. I have seen some 
postings about PAE module to make client discovery without DHCP request. Can 
somebody explain the steps to use PAE and also will I need to patch hostapd 
for PAE support?


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