handle_action - unknown action category 131 or invalid frame

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Sat Feb 4 12:53:54 EST 2012


On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 08:10:37PM +0000, Bryan Phillippe wrote:
> I see this from Apple iPhone devices and some other clients as well:
> 
> Feb  1 12:06:51 2012 bp local3.debug hostapd: ath1: STA 00:26:b0:8f:1c:61 IEEE 802.11: handle_action - unknown action category 131 or invalid frame

> What does this mean?

That frame is an Action frame sent by the station to indicate that it
did not support a Block Ack Action frame from the AP. I'm not sure why
the AP (something in kernel code, I would assume) tried to set up block
acks, but anyway, hostapd is just ignoring this frame and I would expect
that it can be ignored in practice.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA


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