Problem with the ROAM wpa_cli command and external scans.

Ben Greear greearb at
Fri Jul 10 16:01:35 EDT 2015

On 07/10/2015 12:59 PM, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 11:00:38AM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
>> I can look into doing it with wpa_cli.  But, why/when would you want to ignore
>> external scans anyway?
> The main reason for that change was in avoiding issues with
> wpa_supplicant BSS entries getting remove due to BSS not found in the
> latest scan. The problem for this is in wpa_supplicant not knowing all
> the scan parameters for externally triggered scans. It looked cleanest
> to simply avoid processing such scan results rather than add more code
> to try to figure out what exactly the scan was used for and what kind of
> effect it should have on existing BSS entries.

So, if external results were processed as an 'add or update but don't delete', then that might be


Ben Greear <greearb at>
Candela Technologies Inc

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