hostap passive scanning.

Andrea G. Forte andreaf
Wed Feb 9 20:28:57 PST 2005

Does this mean that I cannot perform passive scanning in managed mode at 
What is the use of passive scanning in Master mode? Perhaps is related 
to IAPP???
Is there a particular reason for choosing not to support passive 
scanning in managed mode?
Could I have a pointer to the function collecting the passive scanning 

Thanks a lot,

Jouni Malinen wrote:

>On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:22:55PM -0500, Andrea G Forte wrote:
>>I noticed that passive scanning works correctly (writing the results of 
>>the scan to file) only if hostAP is in Master mode. When hostap is in 
>>Managed mode the channels are changed but no results are written to file.
>>I am using hostap 0.1.3. and the commands I use are:
>>iwpriv wlan0 ap_scan 1
>>iwpriv wlan0 other_ap_policy 2 (and 3 as well).
>>Then I check the file: /proc/net/hostap/wlan0/ap
>>In Master mode I have the results, in Managed mode the file is empty.
>This is expected behavior since this ap_scan functionality is only
>supported in Master mode.

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