how do I kick a MAC address off my hostapd WiFi network?

Smith, Bruce bsmith at road-inc.com
Wed Oct 10 17:08:05 EDT 2007


kill -HUP <process id> - sends a signal to the process which hostapd
will capture and process without terminating.  Whether it knocks off
stations is another matter.  

Cheers

-----Original Message-----
From: hostap-bounces+bsmith=road-inc.com at shmoo.com
[mailto:hostap-bounces+bsmith=road-inc.com at shmoo.com] On Behalf Of
Daevid Vincent
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:58 PM
To: hostap at shmoo.com
Cc: 'Johannes Berg'; 'Nazeer Khan'
Subject: RE: how do I kick a MAC address off my hostapd WiFi network?

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johannes Berg [mailto:johannes at sipsolutions.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 11:30 AM
> To: Daevid Vincent
> Cc: hostap at shmoo.com; 'Nazeer Khan'
> Subject: RE: how do I kick a MAC address off my hostapd WiFi network?
> 
> On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 11:25 -0700, Daevid Vincent wrote:
> 
> > > # Accept/deny lists are read from separate files 
> (containing list of
> > > # MAC addresses, one per line). Use absolute path name to 
> > > make sure that the
> > > # files can be read on SIGHUP configuration reloads.
> > > accept_mac_file=/etc/hostapd.accept
> > > deny_mac_file=/etc/hostapd.deny
> > 
> > [b] how do I force hostap to re-load that list without booting
> > everyone else off that I want to be on currently? (that is, taking a
> > service down/up seems like it would kill the WAP right?)
> 
> Well he did quote the part about SIGHUP :)

Forgive my ignorance, Eric Johansen (you may know of him) set this up
for me
like 5 years ago and I just "maintain" it. 

I run Gentoo. I start it all via:

/etc/init.d/net.wlan0 start
/etc/init.d/hostapd start

So I don't know what/how a "SIGHUP" fits into that equation.

Thanks,

D.Vin
http://daevid.com

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