[PATCH] P2P: WFD primitives support patch.

Shah, Nirav J2 nirav.j2.shah
Tue Jul 24 11:53:07 PDT 2012

I know these are not sufficient for entire WFD support. This is just an initial patch to put forth a method to address the needs of wifi display. If this method is agreeable I do have a few more patches which do the same thing on other Management frames. 

Can you elaborate on what your suggestions are for how to implement WFD. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jouni Malinen [mailto:j at w1.fi] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:47 AM
To: Shah, Nirav J2
Cc: hostap at lists.shmoo.com; Sane, Jayant
Subject: Re: [PATCH] P2P: WFD primitives support patch.

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 11:24:10PM -0700, Nirav Shah wrote:
> Add functionality to expose following additional properties
> P2PDevice:
>         - ProbeRequestIEs
>         - ProbeResponseIEs
> When the probe request/response are set they get appended to the 
> respective messages. These IEs can be used by the higher layer 
> application such as wifi display to encode specific information 
> required for its operation

Please note that I'm planning on committing a different way of addressing Wi-Fi Display support as soon as the specification gets published. As such, I'm not sure whether these changes to introduce IEs into Probe Request/Response frames are really needed. Or are you planning on using these for some other purposes? Please note that these are not sufficient for Wi-Fi Display support.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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