wpa_supplicant: IBSS/RSN and node reboot

Antonio Quartulli ordex
Wed Jan 4 06:46:34 PST 2012

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 12:01:47 +0200, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 04:49:10PM +0100, Antonio Quartulli wrote:
> > But, am I wrong or wpa_s get an IBSS_RSN_START event only on node joining? I'm
> > asking because, on the lower layer, the node is still in the IBSS when pops up
> > again and so no IBSS_RSN_START is going to be triggered.
> I didn't say this mechanism was already implemented... ;-)
> So yes, this is likely to require some work both in wpa_supplicant and
> maybe also in kernel to provide the needed events. Authentication events
> are already available with mac80211 for infrastructure station role, but
> I've not verified whether those can be used with IBSS currently.

Actually the situation is a bit complicated...I'm still digging into it.

But, as short-term solution, would it be possible to use the receiving of
the EAP 1/4 frame to trigger a state machine reset?


Antonio Quartulli

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