Deauthenticated messages in log

John Dowd jdowdster
Thu Sep 10 12:19:25 PDT 2009

I'm running hostapd v0.6.6 on a laptop with WPA2 authentication. I do have 
connectivity between my AP and the client and it does authenticate 
successfully. However lately, I've been seeing this message occurring in the 

Sep 10 15:13:01 linux-ivvo hostapd: wlan0: STA 00:12:cf:8f:06:6b IEEE 802.11: 
deauthenticated due to local deauth request

After the client connects and the handshake is reported to be complete and 
then a few minutes elapse, I start seeing this message occuring. 

My question is, what causes this message and is it a symptom of a problem or 
is this normal behaviour from a AP that is not seeing any traffic on the 

"To Err is human, to forgive is NOT company policy."

John Dowd
S/W Contractor
email: jdowd at gmail dot com
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