dropped received packet without ToDS flag errors

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Fri Apr 4 21:56:05 PST 2003

On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 12:52:48PM +0200, Vladimir Ivaschenko wrote:

> Lately one of our APs started to spew a lot of the following messages:
> dropped received packet from 00:60:b3:16:d3:67  with no ToDS flag (type=0x02, subtype=0x00)
> RX status=0x0000 (port=0, type=0, fcserr=0) silence=5 signal=45 rate=110 rxflow=0; jiffies=58375341
>   FC=0x0008 (type=2:0) dur=0x0000 seq=0x2ee0 data_len=66
>   A1=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff A2=00:60:b3:16:d3:67 A3=00:00:00:00:00:00 A4=30:38:35:20:20:20

> Any ideas what it is, how fatal can it be and can these messages be
> suppressed?

That looks like a broadcast message from an adhoc network (802.11 IBSS).
It is not at all fatal and yes, it could be just silently dropped. You
can comment it out in driver/modules/hostap_ap.c, hostap_handle_sta_rx()

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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