Wired authentication on FreeBSD?

Jakob Alvermark jakob.alvermark at teligent.se
Mon Nov 28 11:01:00 EST 2005

I am not a developer (I once was but that was years ago), so I'm probably
not the best man to fix it. Is there someone willing to have a look at it?


-----Original Message-----
Subject: Re: Wired authentication on FreeBSD?

On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 11:22:47AM +0100, Jakob Alvermark wrote:

> I would like to test wired authentication to start with.
> I got FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE and I downloaded the latest stable hostapd.
> However it doesn't seem to compile, is it supposed to?

It is supposed to compile, but I don't know whether this version has
been tested on FreeBSD 6.0. I'm using a cross compiler on Linux to
verify the builds before releases (well, if I remember to ;-) and at
least I'm able to build it using this setup. I have header files from
one of the 6.0 test releases, so they may be a bit different from the
official release, though.

Actually, now that I look more closely, I'm not including driver_wired.c
in the FreeBSD test build. Once I added it, I was able to reproduce this
problem. driver_wired.c has not been ported to FreeBSD yet. There isn't
much code in it and l2_packet_freebsd.c is likely to already have most
of the needed functionality, so it should be relatively easy to get this
built for FreeBSD. The best option would likely be to first convert it
to use l2_packet and then go through the remaining parts (e.g.,
multicast membership management) which may need changing.

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