[PATCH] AP: Do not reply to probe request with DS IE mismatch

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Sun Feb 8 09:22:46 EST 2015

On Sun, Feb 08, 2015 at 11:37:55AM +0000, Peer, Ilan wrote:
> > I'm tempting to apply this patch (or well, with some cleanup and comments
> > pointing out the conflict with the standard). Though, I had thought about
> > doing this same change when adding the DSSS Parameter Set element into
> > Probe Request frame. For some reason, I did not at this on the AP side.. I just
> > can't remember why,

> When I talked with Johannes about this, he also was under the impression that this was already handled :)

That was my recollection as well.. I did find my in-progress patch from
August 2010 (i.e., from the time when I added the parameter into Probe
Request frames in mac80211), but no explanation of why that hostapd side
change was left pending. I don't think I'll find any more information on
this or other reasons to avoid making the change in AP behavior.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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