EAP: buildIdentity: configuration was not available; any suggestion?

Jouni Malinen j
Fri May 29 11:26:11 PDT 2009

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 08:37:52AM +0700, Pongsak Tawankanjanachot wrote:

>    I'm now using wpa_supplicant 0.5.8 connecting with Access
> Point-WPA2(Radius,CCMP). STA connects with AP successfully. But it
> sometimes, shows the error message during association.
>    Debug message at wpa_supplicant, it keeps showing: (I copy some part of a
> long list)
> EAP: EAP entering state RECEIVED
> EAP: Received EAP-Request id=3 method=1 vendor=0 vendorMethod=0
> EAP: EAP entering state IDENTITY
> CTRL-EVENT-EAP-STARTED EAP authentication started
> EAP: EAP-Request Identity data - hexdump_ascii(len=0):
> *EAP: buildIdentity: configuration was not available*

I think this has been reported in the past couple of times, but I have
not been able to reproduce the issue myself and as such, I'm not sure
what exactly is causing it. For some reason, wpa_supplicant might not be
able to find the network configuration block which could happen, e.g.,
if the driver does not report the association properly.

I would need to see a full debug log (with -ddt on the command line)
from the very beginning to the point where this error shows up to try to
figure out what could be causing the problem.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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