packet flow with hostap

Mohammed Riyaz riyaz.list at
Thu Jan 3 02:22:08 EST 2008


I have been trying to figure out how the hostap driver works with
hostapd and I have a few questions:

1. The hostap driver uses its own 802.11 implementation, and the
mac80211 code is and extension of this 802.11 implementation. Is this

2. The diffrent drivers in hostapd, say driver_madwifi .. , have
diffrent number of callbacks registerd with the driver_ops strucutre?
which of these callbacks are mandatory ?.. is this documented
somewhere or reading the code is the only option?


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