Dynamic WEP key on wired network

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Mon Aug 28 23:13:28 EDT 2006


On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 10:57:13AM +0200, Paul-Henri Gauzence de Lastours wrote:

> I am using hostapd as authenticator with wpa_supplicant as supplicant.
> Do you think key distribution can be added easily on these pieces of
> software ? Does it require a lot of time / coding ? Can some existing
> functions be used for that ?

Yes, the functionality is already there was distributing dynamic WEP
keys with EAPOL-Key frames as defined in IEEE 802.1X. You should be able
to use the same mechanism for distributing keys for encrypting wired
network connection.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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