hostapd/wpa_supplicant - new development release v0.4.6

John H. mistamaila
Fri Oct 28 11:27:47 PDT 2005

can you use zd1211 with it?

On 10/27/05, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at> wrote:
> New versions of wpa_supplicant and hostapd were just released and are
> now available from
> This release is from the new development branch (0.4.x). Please note
> that the 0.3.x branch continues to be the current source of stable
> releases.
> This version had bit more changes than originally planned, so I ended
> up doing one more development release from 0.4.x branch. Anyway, this
> is expected to be the final development release from this branch and
> the next release is going to mark the start of 0.4.x stable branch. I'm
> going to be applying only obvious bug fixes to the 0.4 code. If anything
> larger is going to be committed to CVS, a new branch will be created for
> 0.4.x releases so that CVS trunk can be freed for development.
> Now would be a good time to start testing 0.4.x versions if you have
> not yet done that, so that potentially remaining issues in the current
> implementation can be resolved before the first stable 0.4 release. I
> would expect this release to happen in couple of weeks to a month from
> now.
> hostapd:
> * added support for replacing user identity from EAP with RADIUS
>   User-Name attribute from Access-Accept message, if that is included,
>   for the RADIUS accounting messages (e.g., for EAP-PEAP/TTLS to get
>   tunneled identity into accounting messages when the RADIUS server
>   does not support better way of doing this with Class attribute)
> * driver_madwifi: fixed EAPOL packet receive for configuration where
>   ath# is part of a bridge interface
> * added a configuration file and log analyzer script for logwatch
> * fixed EAPOL state machine step function to process all state
>   transitions before processing new events; this resolves a race
>   condition in which EAPOL-Start message could trigger hostapd to send
>   two EAP-Response/Identity frames to the authentication server
> wpa_supplicant:
> * allow fallback to WPA, if mixed WPA+WPA2 networks have mismatch in
>   RSN IE, but WPA IE would match with wpa_supplicant configuration
> * added support for named configuration blobs in order to avoid having
>   to use file system for external files (e.g., certificates);
>   variables can be set to "blob://<blob name>" instead of file path to
>   use a named blob; supported fields: pac_file, client_cert,
>   private_key
> * fixed RSN pre-authentication (it was broken in the clean up of WPA
>   state machine interface in v0.4.5)
> * driver_madwifi: set IEEE80211_KEY_GROUP flag for group keys to make
>   sure the driver configures broadcast decryption correctly
> * added ca_path (and ca_path2) configuration variables that can be used
>   to configure OpenSSL CA path, e.g., /etc/ssl/certs, for using the
>   system-wide trusted CA list
> * added support for starting wpa_supplicant without a configuration
>   file (-C argument must be used to set ctrl_interface parameter for
>   this case; in addition, -p argument can be used to provide
>   driver_param; these new arguments can also be used with a
>   configuration to override the values from the configuration)
> * added global control interface that can be optionally used for adding
>   and removing network interfaces dynamically (-g command line argument
>   for both wpa_supplicant and wpa_cli) without having to restart
>   wpa_supplicant process
> * wpa_gui:
>   - try to save configuration whenever something is modified
>   - added WEP key configuration
>   - added possibility to edit the current network configuration
> * driver_ndis: fixed driver polling not to increase frequency on each
>   received EAPOL frame due to incorrectly cancelled timeout
> * added simple configuration file examples (in examples subdirectory)
> * fixed driver_wext.c to filter wireless events based on ifindex to
>   avoid interfaces receiving events from other interfaces
> * delay sending initial EAPOL-Start couple of seconds to speed up
>   authentication for the most common case of Authenticator starting
>   EAP authentication immediately after association
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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