hostap + mac filtering

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Tue Sep 27 19:08:03 PDT 2005

On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 06:27:09AM -0500, Jerry wrote:

> > No, but ath0 sounds more like madwifi and MAC address filtering in
> > hostapd is not supported with the madwifi driver.

> This would explain why I havent been able to get it to work.   How come it
> is not supported????

madwifi is taking care of IEEE 802.11 authentication in the driver and
this is the normal location for MAC address filtering. In other words,
the part that takes care of this in hostapd is never run when using

It should be possible to implement this either by having madwifi ask
hostapd during IEEE 802.11 authentication whether a STA should be
allowed to authenticate or by doing this after the association as a not
so clean solution (i.e., allow STA to associate, but then kick it out if
it should not have been allowed in). Anyway, I haven't heard of anyone
being interested in implementing this feature for madwifi.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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