Adding WPS support for hostapd / wpa_supplicant
ted at atheros.com
Thu Oct 25 22:24:48 EDT 2007
A further thought.
The question will arise whether the software architecture of putting
the WPS details into a server such as wsccmd is a good idea, or
whether it should all be part of one program (i.e. the hostapd program).
Due to the time-consuming nature of the WPS crypto algorithms (depending of
course upon the cpu power of the host) i think it is best that these are done
in a separate thread from hostapd... using an entirely different process is a
perfectly reasonable thing to do.
It will of course also simplify entirely replacing wsccmd with something less
bloated, since the replacement can just be dropped in place.
On Thursday 25 October 2007 18:13:52 Ted Merrill wrote:
> Also i am working on submitting Atheros' completely new WPS client
> implementation. I have permission to release this, but i want to clean it
> up some first...
> -Ted Merrill
> Atheros Communications
> On Thursday 25 October 2007 18:09:21 Ted Merrill wrote:
> > Assaf and all,
> > Next week I expect to submit a patch to hostap that ports Intel's hostapd
> > patches to the latest hostap git repository version.
> > (This will not include fixes to wsccmd itself. I do not currently have
> > permission to release Atheros' fixes to wsccmd, although i am promoting
> > that... your pending contribution may make that happen since it would be
> > in everyone's interests to have all problems fixed).
> > In addition to porting to the latest version, i've also tried to clean up
> > the coding somewhat.
> > (Note that I have some other patches pending with Jouni that relate
> > largely to the madwifi driver).
> > Since these WPS patches are, as you know, somewhat extensive, i don't
> > expect that Jouni will accept them right away.
> > In addition, i imagine that Jouni will not be happy with the fact that
> > the communication with wsccmd is syncronous; to fix that would take a lot
> > more work, and i'm concentrating on getting it working as is first!
> > I'd appreciate if you could try and comment on these patches (after i
> > post them of course) and together we could refine them.
> > (I expect that both your company and mine will benefit from the
> > improvements made to hostapd!).
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Ted Merrill
> > Atheros Communications
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