Fwd: Segmentation Fault: madwifi and hostapd

Chad Meister chadlich at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 7 22:53:03 EST 2006


Hi,

I had a chance to test the patch.  Sorry for the
delay. It works perfectly on the stable release of
hostapd. I still haven't had a chance to it out on the
development.

Thanks for considering rearranging the logger
settings.  It's your call.  I just thought I would
provide some user feedback.

As for the patch that places all the files in the
/etc/hostapd directory, the patch is a dpatch found in
the debian source of hostapd-0.3.7.  After looking at
the patch though, it's not much of patch to the source
, but to the hostapd.conf file.  I misunderstood and
thought the place for the hostap.conf files was
hardcoded in the hostapd source. Instead, the way the
debian package structures hostapd files is the
following:

/etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
/etc/hostapd/hostapd.accept
/etc/hostapd/hostapd.deny
/etc/hostapd/eap_user
/etc/hostapd/ca.pem
/etc/hostapd/server.pem
/etc/hostapd/server.prv
/etc/hostapd/sim_db
/etc/hostapd/radius.clients
/etc/hostapd/wpa-psk

I'd actually prefer hostapd.deny and hostapd.accept to
be named simply "deny" and "accept."

In any case, would you like me to write a patch for
the hostapd.conf file with the directory structure
above?

The dpatch is located here -
http://pdo.debian.net/stable/net/hostapd - if you want
to examine it yourself.

Thanks again,

Chad
--- Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 05:10:41PM -0800, Chad
> Meister wrote:
> 
> > I'll test the code tonight or tomorrow on the
> current
> > release of hostapd.  If I get brave enough to face
> > other issues, I'll test it out on the development
> > hostapd code as well.
> 
> Did you have a chance to test this yet? I'm hoping
> to release 0.4.8 soon
> and was just waiting for confirmation for this
> particular issue.
> 
> > 1) I find the whole hostap logger configuration
> > settings confusing and non-user friendly; i.e,
> setting
> > bitfield makes sense only to programmers. I think
> it
> > would be great if the logging settings could be
> > reworked to something more straightforward.  A
> change
> > in the bitfield operations in the code may not be
> > necessary; the new config settings could simply be
> > translated into the old bit values.
> 
> Fair enough. Though, I would expect most people to
> just disable all
> event logger modules or enable all which have easy
> to use values (0 and
> -1). I'll consider changing this or adding an
> alternative mechanism that
> would allow configuration in the same way as
> wpa_pairwise, i.e.,
> space-separated list of module names.
> 
> > 2) It would be helpful if hostapd apopted the
> debian
> > patch that places all hostapd config files in one
> > location; e.g., in debian it's /etc/hostapd/. 
> (The
> > debian patch also changes a few file names) -
> rather
> > than having them  all float around the other files
> in
> > /etc.
> 
> Where is this patch? Anyway, hostapd does not really
> have any specific
> place for configuration files. Example file may use
> /etc, but users can
> put the files wherever they want.
> 
> -- 
> Jouni Malinen                                       
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