[PATCH 1/1] P2P Client should not issue p2p_find

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Fri Feb 14 04:35:22 EST 2014

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 06:17:16PM -0400, Eduardo Abinader wrote:
> If you connect wpa_cli to a p2p interface, p2p_find fails.

Which driver are you using? Which operation fails?

> Page 96 states PB can be trasmitted by any P2P Device (not P2P client or
> GO), thus this patch still allows P2P device (ifname==wlan*) to p2p_find,
> as p2p_group_interface==NOT_P2P_GROUP_INTERFACE.
> This patch only disallows a P2P Client (not a P2P device),
> ifname==p2p-wlan* to p2p_find.

p2p_find is always performed in P2P Device role. Whether it is issued on
a control interface for another interface should not really matter much
and it could be more convenient to just route the request to the correct
instance within wpa_supplicant instead of rejecting it. I'm not sure
whether there could be external programs that end up using a random
control interface by not specifying any, so there is some risk of
regressions with this type of changes. The new global control interface
design avoids this, but similar redirection of the control interface
command could be used here as well.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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