[PATCH v2] Write client (dis)associations to a logfile

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Mon Jan 12 14:44:07 EST 2015


On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 05:50:49PM +0100, Stefan Tomanek wrote:
> This change adds the configuration option "assoc_log_file" to hostapd, making
> it possible to specify a log file to which clients joining and parting the
> corresponding BSS are written.
> 
> Every BSS can have an individual log file, and each entry written contains a
> timestamp, an indicator whether the client is associating (+) or disaccociating
> (-), the client and the bss hardware addresses as well as the device and SSID
> identifiers of the affected network. This makes it easy to join the file with
> the leases database of an DHCP server like dnsmasq.

Why would there be need for yet another log file for this? Isn't this
information available through syslog messages?

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA


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