802.11i support in IBSS mode

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Wed Nov 28 23:18:52 EST 2007


On Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 03:26:16PM +0100, Nicolas Pichon wrote:

> But this would need more work, and I think implementing WPA2-PSK 
> (WPA2-Personal) is a first step that would give an already pretty good 
> security enhancement for IBSS networks. More work can be done later to 
> add WPA2-Enterprise support.

Agreed.

> While writing this mail, I've done some searches to confirms several 
> things, and found a thread I missed in the archives of this mailing 
> list. Jouli has already done some work to integrate needed parts of 
> hostapd into wpa_supplicant (but more work needs to be done). To make a 
> compilation of this code, man need to build "make test_wpa".
> I tried to test code in current git repository, but I have several 
> compilation problems. I will also take a look at this to try to make it 
> compile successfully.

Works for me.. Though, it looks like that you will at least need to
disable dbus from .config to build test_wlan. Please send me the .config
file you are using if there are more issues with the test_wpa build.

Strictly speaking, test_wpa is not integration of hostapd to
wpa_supplicant, but integration of functionality from both hostapd and
wpa_supplicant into a new program. However, I would expect that the RSN
authenticator code from hostapd can be linked with wpa_supplicant as
well. 'make link_test' is actually linking in most of the object files
from both wpa_supplicant and hostapd. It ends up producing a binary that
has wpa_supplicant functionality and lot of unused code from hostapd,
i.e., it is just a test to make it easier to notice any symbol
conflicts.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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