802.1x on wired switch and hostapd

Sarah Thomas sarah040.thomas at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 00:57:43 EST 2015


Hi,

  Hostapd is running on the laptop connected via hub. There are 3 laptops
connected via hub. One of them as wpa_supplicant , another as authenticator
and last as server. And in the wired mode, the authentication goes through
fine.

Now, if we want to port this hostapd to a wired switch, do we need this
complete code - ap part of the hostapd code also?

Thanks,
Sarah

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 9:07 PM, Scott Armitage <
s.p.armitage at scottarmitage.eu> wrote:

>
> > On 5 Jan 2015, at 12:07, Sarah Thomas <sarah040.thomas at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> >  Intention : 802.1x on a wired switch
> >
> >  Now, hostapd in wired configuration can be ported on the switch for
> 802.1x functionality.
> >
> > Looks like hostapd is for softap functionality besides 802.1x - Making a
> laptop/mobile into an access point and then lets the port authentication
> through 802.1x
> >
> > Since , our intention is only 802.1x on a wired switch, is using hostapd
> in wired mode, the optimal solution or should we think of stripping the
> soft ap functionality from hostapd code?
>
>
> Which hardware/switch are you trying to run hostapd on?
>
>
> Regards
>
> Scott
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