New WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) patch

Chuck Tuffli CTuffli
Mon Sep 22 08:18:42 PDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andriy Tkachuk [mailto:andriy.tkachuk at] 
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 8:03 AM
> To: Chuck Tuffli
> Cc: hostap at
> Subject: Re: New WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) patch
> On 2008-09-22 17:58, Chuck Tuffli wrote:
> > The issue is varying usage of the (optional) Selected Registrar 
> > element in probe responses.
> I thought it is mandatory... Could you point out in spec 
> where it is written?

Sorry, I describe that poorly. Section 7.2.5 lists it as optional if the
value is false. That said, I have run into an AP that does not set this

> > Unfortunately, there are AP that either don't use this 
> element at all 
> > or need to be provoked to set it.
> But then how PBC Overlap detection on STA works?

Good question :)
All tests with this issue use PIN. There is a WFA group addressing some
of the issues with WPS and I'll add this item to the list. Thanks!


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