frame cryptography

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sat Feb 10 13:46:10 EST 2007


On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 12:17:14PM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:

> The drivers encrypt the frames.  Depending on how much functionality
> eventually gets pushed up to wpa_supplicant/userspace MLME, that may
> change, but I doubt it.

In theory, management frame encryption could be pushed to userspace for
IEEE 802.11w, but my current plans are that even that will remain in
driver/firmware/hardware. In other words, no frames are (and will likely
not be) encrypted in userspace.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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