mlme.c in wpa_supplicant

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Oct 19 12:59:05 PDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 12:13:21PM +0000, Atul Joshi wrote:
> In wpa_supplicant there seems to be code which can send Auth/assoc requests as management frames directly. Does it mean we can bypass mac80211 and still have softmac implementation?
> What is the purpose of this code?

It started its life as a possibility of implementing more of MLME in
wpa_supplicant, but in practice, the only remaining use is to be able to
run some tests with driver_test.c between hostapd and wpa_supplicant. I
do not expect this to be used with any real WLAN hardware. In fact, it
could be reasonable to finally remove that file since mac80211_hwsim has
pretty much replaced all the testing needs that driver_test.c with MLME
implementation provided.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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