Question about hostapd (authenticator) support for wired

Gunter Burchardt gbur
Mon Jan 24 12:09:51 PST 2005

> Thank you Gunter! I will definitely look into your code. 
> Can you elaborate a little bit on what you mean by blocking
> unauthorized stations? I guess I am trying to understand
> (without having to go through the code) why a wired client
> is different from a wireless client.

The task of a PAE (port authentication entity) is to pass through
packets from authorized station and block packets from not
authorized stations.

> Another question, what types of wired clients have you tested
> your extensions against with. Have you use Xsupplicant for testing
> wired-based clients?

I tested it successfully with xsupplicant and windowsXPs own supplicant.


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