Question about hostapd (authenticator) support for wired (Ethernet) clients

Sebastian Weitzel togg at
Tue Mar 28 15:33:52 EST 2006

Zitat von Kuba Konczyk <jakamkon at>:

> Hello Sebastian,
> 2006/3/28, Sebastian Weitzel <togg at>:
>> It's been a while I've looked in the Standard. However my former
>> coworker Gunter Burchardt thought about the ebtables solution for
>> implementing the access control, but he dropped this thought because
>> of not beeing flexible enough. He implemented it in C instead.
> What sort of ebtables solution do you mean?On the kernel level or in
> the user space?
> Why ebtables solution wasn't flexible?

No question - ebtables could be used for this task. But using ebtables  
you are required to setup a bridge. The PAE functionaliy itself is not  
dependent on bridging, so why we should introduce such dependency.
Gunters PAE kernel module uses Layer2 patch in kernel. I think this is  
a more generous approach.

Sebastian Weitzel

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