two wpa_supplicants over two virtual interfaces problem

Javi Bustamante webo_ at
Tue Jan 10 07:35:17 EST 2006


I have a little problem with the wpa_supplicant. I have a computer with one 
ethernet card and two virtual interfaces: eth0 and eth0:1. I have two 
wpa_supplicant proccess running, one of them associated to the eth0 
interface and the other to the eth0:1. I have done this in order to get 
authenticated with two different hostapd proccess (to do this I have forced 
the MAC address destination from the spanning-tree-address, to each hostapd 
MAC address). The problem is that the messages which come from the hostapds 
to the wpa_supplicants are read by both supplicants so the authentication 
fails (All this is done over wired driver).

Has anyone tried any similar configuration or has any idea on how to solve 
this? Is there any way to asssign different MACs to virtual interfaces?

Thanks in advance.

Javier Bustamante.

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