[PATCH] driver_nl80211: Pass data frames from unknown STAs to hostapd

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Sun Oct 31 15:39:06 EDT 2010


On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 04:40:23PM +0200, Helmut Schaa wrote:
> Pass data frames from unknown STAs to hostapd in order to reply with a
> deauth or deassoc frame. This ensures compliance with 802.11-2007 11.3.
> 
> Furthermore, this does not cause a lot of overhead (at least with
> mac80211 drivers) since mac80211 does not pass all data frames (but
> at least from unauthenticated and unassociated STAs) to cooked monitor
> interfaces.

Thanks! Applied. I would hope that we will eventually get an nl80211
event for indicating this, but for now, this looks like a reasonable
approach.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA


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