handling multiple WLAN interfaces by hostapd

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Wed Oct 19 09:14:50 PDT 2005

On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 07:35:51PM +0530, vinay wrote:

>         Currently one instance of hostapd will be started per interface.
> This is is disadvantageous if we are to manage a large number of 
> interfaces at a time. 
> Can we make hostapd multithreaded such that 
> only one instance of hostapd will manage multiple interfaces?

It won't be multithreaded, since there's no need for that, but the
current version of hostapd does already support controlling multiple
interfaces with just one process. You can do this by specifying more
than one configuration file on the command line.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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