[PATCH 2/3] hostapd: Avoid excessive probe response retries

Helmut Schaa helmut.schaa at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 11 03:12:30 EST 2011


On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 1:43 AM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 04:21:20PM +0100, Helmut Schaa wrote:
>> Use the new noack-policy only for broadcast probe requests that contain
>> a wildcard SSID.
>
> I think this is a good thing to do by default. However, the end result
> could potentially make it more difficult for stations to find the AP. In
> addition, the behavior here is not strictly speaking compliant with the
> current standard.
>
> Would a configuration option that could be used to disable this sound
> reasonable to add with the new functionality? In other words, disable
> retries by default, but allow hostapd.conf parameter to be used to
> revert to previous behavior.

Sure. I'll respin ASAP, but that might take some time :)

Thanks,
Helmut


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