REQ identity packet, delay

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Tue Sep 13 10:47:31 PDT 2005

On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 12:13:01PM +0200, Leonardo Maccari wrote:

> I have a testbed using hostap suite of applications, composed of an
> Authentication Server, two Access Point (alpha and gamma) and a client. 
> During full EAP-TLS authentication I notice that EAP Request Identity
> packet is sent with a delay from previous packets that varies between 0.11
> and 1 second, whether EAPOL-Start is sent or not from the SA. 
> I'm not in the lab now, so I can't tell what version of hostapd I have
> installed, but I'd like to know if there is a reason for this behaviuor.

I remember optimizing at least one case where there was a 0..1 sec
latency in EAP and/or WPA authentication. This was in 0.4.2 or 0.4.3.

Getting a sniffer log and/or hostapd debug log with timestamps that
shows this kind of latency would be helpful in findout what what is

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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