sending eapol-start

Jouni Malinen j
Tue Sep 4 19:10:37 PDT 2007

On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 03:59:49PM +0530, Paresh Sawant wrote:

>          Is it possible to use wpa_supplicant to send a eapol-start frame to
> destination MAC address (where 802.1X/EAP authenticator is running e.g.
> hostapd)? I'm interested in only testing EAP1X authentication using EAP-TLS
> over wired (ethernet) network.

IEEE 802.1X over wired network is usually using PAE group address
(i.e., multicast, not individual MAC address of the authenticator).
wpa_supplicant supports wired IEEE 802.1X authentication (configure the
build to include 'wired' driver and use -Dwired on wpa_supplicant
command line).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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