Patrick Herrmann patrick.herrmann at rwth-aachen.de
Tue Oct 22 08:57:34 EDT 2013

Of cause you're right. wpa_supplicant there is no need to modify wpa_supplicant (EAPoL, EAP, etc. are already supported). My bad.

Nevertheless, we may switch to Diameter because of the "better" accounting features. In the current state of my research I don't know wether using a gateway translating between RADIUS and Diameter is enough.

If there had been some prior work on Diameter support in hostapd, that would have been very helpful. But implementing it from scratch seems too time-consuming.


PS: @Alan Thank your for your hard work on freeRADIUS!

On Oct 22, 2013, at 2:47 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 01:16:14PM +0200, Patrick Herrmann wrote:
>> Is there any plan to support the Diameter protocol in hostapd and/or wpa_supplicant? Currently, the only solution, I know of,  is to use a proxy which translates RADIUS message to Diameter and vice versa  (i.e. freeDiameter with DiamEAP application).
> I do not see how this would apply to wpa_supplicant. As far as hostapd
> is concerned, it could be useful to get Diameter support added, but I'm
> not aware of anyone working on this.
> -- 
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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