wpa_supplicant and rekeying, dynamic WEP

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Tue Jun 22 20:25:11 PDT 2004

On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 09:01:54AM -0700, Sam Leffler wrote:
> On Monday 21 June 2004 08:50 am, AP-Research wrote:
> > >> On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 01:53:23PM +0200, Zdenek Pizl wrote:
> > >           Encryption key:110C-17E6-70   Security mode:open

> > Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe when security mode is OPEN then no
> > encryption takes place... even if a key is specified.

That is not correct.

> WPA requires open auth so that isn't an issue.

That is correct, but does not match with the "Security mode:open" in the
way Host AP driver uses this part of wireless extensions.

For Host AP driver, this configuration is the selection of whether
encryption is required. Restricted would mean that only WEP encrypted
frames are accepted for receive whereas open mode would mean that both
WEP encrypted and unencrypted frames would be delivered to the driver.

> The original poster should enable debugging in wpa_supplicant with the -d 
> option and check the log msgs to see if rekeying is happening and/or if 
> there's a problem during the re-key.


Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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