hostapd strange shutdown

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Tue Oct 12 20:39:18 PDT 2004

On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 08:05:52AM -0700, nondito wrote:

> I am using hostapd-0.2.4 and freeradius 1.0 for my
> WiFi clients to authenticate with hostap-driver-0.2.4.

> everything works as expected, the only problem is
> after sometime clients would call and ask there is no
> link.
> I search through the machine by "ps" and I see that
> there is no hostapd process running.

> Can anyone tell me how to stop hostapd for suddenly
> die like this?

Sounds like a bug somewhere. Please first upgrade to 0.2.5 which fixes
couples of problems (mainly in WPA/IEEE 802.1X reauthentication). If the
same issues happens with v0.2.5, it would be useful if you could run
hostapd with core dumping enabled (e.g., ulimit -c unlimited) and in a
directory with enough space for a core dump file. If hostapd is indeed
crashing, it would be very useful to get some information from the core
dump file (e.g., backtrace with gdb).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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