somebody madwifi hostapd with mac acl working?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Tue Jul 26 19:24:38 PDT 2005

On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 11:24:05AM +0000, Matthias Lemke wrote:

> i want to authenticate MACs via radius (like wrt-radauth do).
> together with atheros cards (madwifi driver) i user latest hostapd.
> but there are only accounting messages (if i set a accounting radius). the
> authentication radius settings have no effect.

Using hostapd for MAC ACL is not supported with drivers that take care
of IEEE 802.11 management (authentication and association). There is no
mechanism for doing this currently since the driver has already
completed associatation at the point when hostapd would be informed of
the new station. In theory, this could be implemented, but changes would
be needed both in the driver and hostapd. Taken into account how easy it
is to change the client MAC address, this kind of authentication seems
somewhat pointless which makes it less likely to be implemented.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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