HostAP and Nessus

Gunter Burchardt gbur
Thu Jun 3 00:21:03 PDT 2004

> I don't think there's any way in the 802.1X protocol per se that allows this. 

This isnt true. 802.1x speaks about a controlled port and a
uncontrolled port. On uncontrolled port a client can connect without
authentication. Some vendor use this to display web-pages to login. 

I think hostapd didn't support an uncontrolled port. This could be a
feature request to Jouni Malinen to add an "uncontrolled" interface for
unauthorised stations. 


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