How to handle multiple SSIDs with the same BSS

Marcel Holtmann marcel
Sun Dec 27 17:44:38 PST 2009

Hi Jouni,

> > > Actually, now that I added a preliminary implementation of BSS table
> > > management into wpa_supplicant, I do have a unique identifier (unsigned
> > > int) for each BSS. In other words, there should be no need to
> > > concatenate BSSID and SSID in hex here and we could just use that new
> > > identifier and make D-Bus code use the BSS table as the source of the
> > > information.
> > 
> > sounds great. This should make things work smoothly soon.
> I converted the new D-Bus API to use the BSS table instead of scan
> results. This will hopefully resolve the multi-SSID issue you mentioned
> earlier. I did only minimal testing with the script and
> d-feet, so please let me know if I missed something in the changes.

I haven't done extensive testing yet, but so far it looks pretty good.

> This does not add any new signals yet, but the BSS property changes
> would be easily available from wpa_bss_update() in wpa_supplicant/bss.c.

I noticed the aging of the BSS and I do like that feature. How do you
determinate when a BSS is too old and should be removed?



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