AW: hostapd with wpa dont work on big endian systems

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Sun Sep 19 11:48:16 PDT 2004

Thanks! I will investigate further in this problem and get all required


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Betreff: Re: hostapd with wpa dont work on big endian systems

On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 08:46:14PM -0700, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 12:55:07PM +0200, Gunter Burchardt wrote:
> > I tested hostap with wpa on a big endian system (IXP425). I think there
> > is a problem in MIC calculation. Here a log of hostapd. I will try to
> > find the problem.
> I cannot reproduce this on my big endian test setup (MPC8260-based,
> i.e., PowerPC 603e), so I do not think this is an endianness issue. I
> was able to use x86 wpa_supplicant with both WPA-PSK and WPA-EAP when
> hostapd was running on this big-endian board. ARM has other differences
> that may have been missed somewhere.

I could not reproduce this on big-endian IXP425 either.. Both WPA-PSK
and WPA-EAP worked fine and so did TKIP and CCMP. I would need to get
quite a bit more details to try to figure this out (board specifics,
/proc/cpuinfo, kernel version, kernel config, Prism2/2.5/3 details,
hostapd configuration and full debug log).

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