[PATCH 1/3] nl80211: Add support for probe response offloading

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Sat Oct 22 09:38:23 EDT 2011


On Sat, 2011-10-22 at 16:35 +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:

> In addition to the WPS and P2P ones, Interworking
> (IEEE 802.11u) is another example where special filtering of Probe
> Request frames is needed. hostapd (and wpa_supplicant AP mode) needs to
> be able to figure out whether the current configuration can be offloaded
> for this to work correctly.

This also raises another question I've been meaning to ask you: do we
expect there to be devices that can turn off the replying in firmware?
If so we'd need to handle that as well -- TI's device will always reply
so we'd have to fall back to simply not having things like interworking
with the current firmware.

johannes



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