probe request / response wpa_supplicant

Peer, Ilan ilan.peer at
Thu Apr 16 03:16:17 EDT 2015


Are you asking about station scanning? These are usually done in kernel or the device (depends on the device and its capabilities). Have a look at cfg80211/mac80211 in the kernel to start with.



From: hostap-bounces at [mailto:hostap-bounces at] On Behalf Of volker.obhof.w at
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 09:54
To: hostap at
Subject: probe request / response wpa_supplicant

Which function sends a probe request from STA to AP and handles a probe response from AP to STA?

I searched the code, set break points but I didn’t find it.

There is no function called like “handle_probe_resp” or “gen_probe_req”. How are called these function because I want to extend the parsing for probe response on wpa_supplicant.


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