HostAP bugs

Curtis V. Schleich cvslist
Thu Jan 22 09:40:21 PST 2004

I've been seeing this as well.  The only place I'm seeing it is hostap
running on soekris SBCs, not using hostapd.  At this poing, I've scripted
into my management an automatic reboot if the clients all go away.  It's a
band-aid, but not a cure.  Any hints at a cause would be welcome!


Curtis V. Schleich,
CCA and CCAonline,
cvslist (at) ccaonline (dot) com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <mike-hostap at>
To: <hostap at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 2:40 AM
Subject: HostAP bugs

> Howdy,
> I've asked this several times and gotten no response but I want to
> bring it up again because it's becomming a serious issue. I have one tower
> running hostap (actually I have 4, but  this one in particular shows a
> problem that the others don't) gives me these strange messages along the
> lines of:
> handle_ap_item - addr1(DA)=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff not own MAC
> Whis is sometimes repeated many times in a short period, and other times
> it's just a single message.
> This problem is increasing in frequency and sometimes the mac
> address is different.
> In conjunction with this, there is an occasional
> problem which I think is related where hostap will disassociate all
> clients and not allow any new reassociations, for no obvious  reason or
> cause. When this happens, the AP is still running and I can ssh in and
> have a look around, and the second AP in the box is still going (the
> second pcmcia card still has clients and is still working), there just
> areen't any clients associated any more on the first AP. I have to reboot
> the box at that point and then everything is fine again. This happened on
> an AP with 33 clients and all the syslogging I do doesn't reveal anything
> obvious, no flood of kernel messages, no nothing... just all of a sudden,
where there
> were 33 clients there are zero.
> Any suggestions?
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