hostapd and wpa_supplicant for AP

Huijun Gan ghjkevin at
Tue Feb 21 23:15:48 EST 2012

Hi, Jouni

I'm not sure if it's the best place to raise this question.

Up to now, from the point of my view, the main difference between
hostapd and wpa_supplicant when play AP role, is that hostapd support
802.1X authenticator, while wpa_supplicant could only support PSK mode
as authenticator. Do I miss something on the difference? We'll decide
to select which one to control our AP based on your information.
Thanks in advance.

Besides, after 0.8.x version the wpa_supplicant could play the role of
AP, so kindly to ask if there is some plan to combine hostapd and
wpa_suppliant into one excutable binary?

Best Regards,

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