hostapd brings interface down on startup

Wolfram Schlich lists at
Sun May 6 14:06:38 EDT 2007

* Jouni Malinen <j at> [2007-05-01 05:36]:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 12:23:49PM +0200, Wolfram Schlich wrote:
> > I am wondering why hostapd brings the interface down and up
> > again on startup :-/ 
> Only madwifi driver interface is doing this and it is done because that
> was the way the driver author designed it. I do not know the details,
> but I would assume this was done to make sure the interface parameters
> are configured in a state where changes cannot cause problems. I do not
> know whether this is strictly speaking required with the current driver
> version.

The driver author in this case is Sam Leffler <sam at>?
Maybe I should contact him regarding the issues I have with
the madwifi-driver of hostapd...
Wolfram Schlich <wschlich at>
Gentoo Linux *

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