Porting hostapd to NetBSD

Sam Leffler sam at errno.com
Tue Mar 20 23:21:10 EDT 2007


Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 11:57:11AM +0800, Aries Wang wrote:
> 
>>     I am working on porting hostapd to ixpd425 with NetBSD 1.6.2. I found
>> that, even I can succeed in compiling hostapd, but when running hostapd on
>> ixpd425, it does not work properly on WPA, 802.1x. 
>>
>>     As my acknowledge, hostapd works with net80211, and maybe need to modify
>> Atheros driver, HAL as well. Do someone can guide me where I can find
>> relative documentation about porting hostapd to NetBSD ?
> 
> What exactly do you mean with porting to NetBSD? I thought NetBSD
> already included hostapd (at least as a 3rdparty software)..
> 

hostapd is in the base system on netbsd-4 and later (not sure about
netbsd-3).  However he was referring to 1.6.2 which is quite old.  To
backport to that branch he'd need to pull a LOT of code (at least
net80211 and it appears the ath driver).

	Sam




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