Porting hostapd to a completely new (closed source :-( ) driver

Dan Searle dan
Thu Feb 3 07:15:59 PST 2005


The new driver does not have any IOCTL support for the hostapd
interface yet, so... I see that the driver_madwifi.c includes the
net80211 header files ieee80211.h, ieee80211_ioctl.h and
ieee80211_crypto.h. Are the IOCTLs defined in these headers standard,
or are they Atheros specific?

What I'm getting at is, would it be best if the kernel driver for this
proprietary radio card was adapted to provide the same IOCTLs and
Netlink socket as outlined in the net80211 header files from the
madwifi sources? Or would it be better to implement a completely new
driver_xxx.c abstraction layer for the hostapd to interface with
propriotry IOCTLs which already exist in our proprietary wifi driver?

I'll admit I'm a bit confused.

Regards, Dan...

Thursday, February 3, 2005, 9:26:05 AM, you wrote:

>> Anyone? I can't believe that there is no documentation on the
>> wifi-driver<->hostapd API?

> There is no documentation for this API. This api is in most cases self explaining.
> Simply take driver_madwifi for your driver. madwifi has its own 802.11
> handling too. If you have questions ask here. I will help you.

> regards
> gunter
> _______________________________________________
> HostAP mailing list
> HostAP at shmoo.com
> http://lists.shmoo.com/mailman/listinfo/hostap

> This message has been scanned for viruses by MailController - www.MailController.altohiway.com


Dan Searle
Adelix Ltd
dan.searle at adelix.com web: www.adelix.com
tel: 0845 230 9590 / fax: 0845 230 9591 / support: 0845 230 9592
snail: The Old Post Office, Bristol Rd, Hambrook, Bristol BS16 1RY. UK.

Any views expressed in this email communication are those
of the individual sender, except where the sender specifically states
them to be the views of a member of Adelix Ltd.  Adelix Ltd. does not
represent, warrant or guarantee that the integrity of this communication
has been maintained nor that the communication is free of errors or

More information about the Hostap mailing list