How to prevent unknown action category 3 or invalid frame from crashing hostap daemon
Mon Jul 25 11:43:57 PDT 2011
and another thing is that the client that make the category messages appear
seems to re-authenticate quite often, like 3 times in a row, could its
nic/wireless adapter be bad?
On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM, austin wonderly <lacrosse1991 at gmail.com>wrote:
> also i dont know if this means anything but i also get long strings of
> these in the debug console:
> unknown vendor specific information element ignored (vendor OUI 00:10:18
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 2:38 PM, austin wonderly <lacrosse1991 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> hello! thanks for responding :) im currently in the process of trying to
>> get it to do the same thing again in order to pull up a log, but would the
>> fact that the mac address for the invalid frame is coming from a single
>> client make any difference, as i have a few devices on the network including
>> a android cellhphone and a mac that are producing the category 3 messages,
>> the one that is producing them is windows 7 laptop. also for hostapd, i have
>> a dwa-552 wifi card running on a proliant dl380 server. i will also grab the
>> config file too incase there are any obvious errors.
>> also here is the full copy of the category 3 message
>> wlan0: STA 00:22:fb:41:c3:b4 IEEE 802.11: handle_action - unknown action
>> category 3 or invalid frame
>> IEEE 802.11: Return unknown Action frame back to sender
>> thanks again for your help!
>> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 01:14:27PM -0400, austin wonderly wrote:
>>> > is there any additional information i should include? Im really in sort
>>> of a
>>> > bind here and any help at all would be very appreciated :(
>>> Since this issue may be something outside the scope of hostapd (assuming
>>> you are indeed saying that the AP is unresponsive and not that hostapd
>>> process terminated), it may be a bit difficult to get any useful
>>> information from hostapd. This type of issue may require getting more
>>> debug information from the driver and/or capture file from a wireless
>>> sniffer as the next step to figure out what exactly is happening.
>>> Jouni Malinen PGP id EFC895FA
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