clarification: EAP and openSSL

Jouni Malinen j
Tue Oct 11 07:37:42 PDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 01:18:29PM +0000, raghunathan.kailasanathan at wrote:
> Does the EAP peer/client implementation in hostap have any dependency on openSSL library ? ...or is it self-contained ? 
> I saw references to TLS implementation in hostap code, so it looks like TLS is entirely implemented inside hostap. 

wpa_supplicant and hostapd support multiple crypto/TLS libraries. One of
them is using internally implementation (CONFIG_TLS=internal) which does
not depend on external libraries. Another option (and the default if
CONFIG_TLS is not set) uses OpenSSL.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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