wpa_supplicant & ipv6

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Tue Jun 27 19:03:40 PDT 2006

On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 08:19:39AM -0700, Sam Leffler wrote:

> I recently saw a report from a netbsd user (cc'd) of an issue using
> wpa_supplicant over ipv6 but they didn't provide enough details to
> follow-through.  The symptom the user reported was seeing increasing
> rxseq# violations for CCMP--as if the rekeying was not happening
> correctly.  Looking at l2_packet.c I'm wondering if things can work in
> an ipv6-only network.

I would find it surprising if the use of IPv6 itself would be behind
this kind of issue. Different packets may trigger something in the
driver, but wpa_supplicant could not really care less about what kind of
packets are sent over the data connection as long as the EAPOL frames
(which user their own ethertype) get through. I would need to get more
details to provide better guesses on what could be causing this.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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