WEP and WPA?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Mon Sep 27 20:09:53 PDT 2004

On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 12:10:39AM +0200, Damjan wrote:

> when WPA is used with hostapd What happens to the wifi frames that are
> not WPA. hostapd will send EAPOL requests, but the client doesn't answer
> them... what happens then? 
> If the frames get dropped, what part of the code drops them?

I'm not sure what you mean with "wifi frames that are not WPA". If the
client does not reply to EAPOL-Key packets (i.e., WPA 4-Way Handshake),
it will be deauthenticated after a short timeout. No data frames are
allowed from STAs that have not completed configured authentication.
There are number of places in the driver code that do this filtering.
These are mainly in hostap_80211_rx.c. Search, e.g., for
"drop_unencrypted" and"authorized".

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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