wpa_supplicant: IBSS/RSN and node reboot

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Jan 22 07:40:35 PST 2012

On Fri, Jan 06, 2012 at 12:58:02PM +0100, Antonio Quartulli wrote:
> After digging into the code I saw that nodes are considered
> associated/authenticated just after having received any probe_req/resp or beacon
> frame.
> We could move this logic to the AUTH frames, making all the clients sending such a
> frame each time they want to join an IBSS. In this way we could use the AUTH
> frame receiving to trigger an event in userspace and so let wpa_supplicant
> reinitiate the state machine....would it work?

We do want to get an authentication event and use that to reinitialize
state for RSN IBSS..

> Johannes told me that some
> devices/drivers do not send AUTH and so we could have problems with these ones
> (if I correctly got his message).

.. but yes, we do still need to support stations that do not send
authentication frames in IBSS.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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