Running wpa_supplicant and hostapd on the same machine

thirumalai Ath thirumalai.wlan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 07:54:05 EDT 2011


I think your wifi driver need to support for this.
-Thirumalai

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 4:34 AM, Panagiotis Georgopoulos <
panos at comp.lancs.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hello all,
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>                Here is a bit of a crazy idea; has anyone run wpa_supplicant
> and hostapd on the same machine?
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>                What I want to do, is be able to authenticate a machine with
> a backend AAA server and send its accounting information there, over for
> example an Ethernet connection or 3G on that same box (and not an Access
> point one hop away). So I was thinking of configuring and running both
> wpa_supplicant and hostapd to use the lo (local host interface) to
> communicate with each other for the pass over of credentials and the
> encapsulation of EAP packets to AAA IP packets, and configure hostapd (with
> the wired.conf configuration) to talk to a backend AAA server.
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>                Would that be possible and how?
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> I realize that this is a very simplistic way to put this and overkill for
> wpa_supplicant and hostapd, but does anyone have a better alternative?
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>                Thanks a lot in advance,
>
>                Panos
>
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