host AP and hostapd

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Mar 7 06:37:58 PST 2007

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 11:45:06AM +0100, simone grassilli wrote:

> I would like to know how Host AP knows that on the
> same computer is installed hostapd, and so it must
> sending and receiving frames without processing them,
> and how knows that there isn't hostapd installed and
> so it has the task to process frames.

By default Host AP driver processes management frames internally. When
hostapd is started, it configured the driver to send the frames to user
space for processing.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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