operation of GO after group formation in p2p

Huijun Gan ghjkevin at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 08:08:53 EDT 2011


Thanks for your kindly reply.

2011/7/15 Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi>:
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 01:33:49PM +0800, Huijun Gan wrote:
>> Do you mean, with nl80211 interface, wpa_supplicant handles probe req
>> not only in listen state, but also after GO formation for GO?  So, as
>> for p2p GO,
>> driver/firmware is just responsible for building and sending beacons or other
>> mlme operations(auth/associate), and it should pass probe req frames to
>> user space transparently?
>
> At the moment, there is an assumption that with nl80211 interface,
> wpa_supplicant (or hostapd for that matter) processing Probe Request,
> Authentication, and (Re)Association Request frames in AP mode (including
> P2P GO). This will change shortly to allow other driver designs to be
> used, though.
>
>> Another question, I am working with the kernel version 2.6.34, I found that
>> probe_req_report is not supported in this kernel, and kernel 2.6.39 can
>> handle it. Shoud I transfer to the later one to test p2p?
>
> Yes, 2.6.34 is likely to be way too old for P2P functionality.
>
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Best Regards,
Kevin


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