IAPP development status and technical reasons behind it withdrawn

Steffen D. ml
Wed Oct 31 02:32:41 PDT 2007


any news on this topic?

@Amin Abdul, did you ever run IAPP? Any results?



Amin Abdul schrieb:
> Thanks Jouni.  In term of use cases, I am interested in the following 
> aspects of IAPP:
> - To enforce single STA association requirement of 802.11 during inter-AP 
> handoff
> - To update the packet forwarding fabric during inter-AP handoff in order to 
> avoid stale information.
> Regards,
> Amin
>> From: Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi>
>> To: hostap at shmoo.com
>> Subject: Re: IAPP development status and technical reasons behind it 
>> withdrawn
>> Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 18:53:10 -0700
>> On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 02:12:17PM +0000, Amin Abdul wrote:
>>> I have few questions related to IAPP (Inter AP Protocol), although IEEE 
>> 802
>>> executive committee approved its withdrawal around february, 2006
>>> 1- Does HOSTAPD group have any plan for further IAPP development or for 
>> it
>>> replacement?
>> I don't think there is much point in trying to continue with IEEE
>> 802.11F at this point. Since IEEE 802.11F itself has very minimal
>> functionality alone, I would need to ask what functionality you are
>> looking for in order to be able to answer the second part of the
>> question.
>> If there is some functionality that is desired and there is enough
>> interest in getting support for it, likelyhood of something happening is
>> much higher than just for IEEE 802.11F as a marketing material bullet
>> point (which is more or less the main use for which it has been
>> requested previously).
>> Every now and then, I take a look at CAPWAP, but so far, I haven't had
>> enough time/interest to actually go into details of what could be useful
>> for hostapd from that work. Anyway, I would prefer to hear of a
>> reasonable use case first in order to understand what people would fine
>> useful.
>>> 2- What were the technical reasons behind 802.11F withdrawn?
>> IEEE 802.11F was a trial-use recommended practice, not part of the IEEE
>> 802.11 standard, and it had a two year lifetime. No one requested the
>> trial-use period to be extended and there did not seem to be any
>> interest in deploying systems using IEEE 802.11F.
>> --
>> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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