WPS with wpa_supplicant dbus control interface

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Wed Apr 15 11:27:26 EDT 2009


On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 19:15 +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:40:22AM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> 
> > What's the usage for 'any' in all the added calls?  What would the flow
> > look like when using 'any' instead of a real BSSID?  I tend to think we
> > should probably use ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff there instead of 'any' since it
> > really should be a MAC address.  But does the normal config file stuff
> > accept 'any' for those options?
> 
> The ctrl_iface calls use 'any' to indicate a mode where the user did not
> select any particular AP and just asked WPS to be completed with any
> available AP. In other words, the UI is free to either make the user
> select the BSS based on scan results (in which case the BSSID is known
> and should be passed to wpa_supplicant) or allow the user to request WPS
> negotiation with automatic AP selection (i.e., do need to show the scan
> results to the user and just pass 'any' as the BSSID to make
> wpa_supplicant find a suitable AP).
> 
> For the most common case of client acting as an Enrollee, either BSSID
> or 'any' can be used. For configuring the AP (client as a Registrar),
> the BSSID has to be passed, but this mode may not be needed at least in
> the initial implementation, if ever.

Sounds fine then.

Dan




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