a simple question ...

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Jun 9 03:03:03 PDT 2012

On Sat, Jun 09, 2012 at 02:04:20AM -0700, Jush Turner wrote:
> i have a simple question. can i use hostapd as an authenticator in a wired network? is there any special configuration? if yes, what should i do ?

It depends on what you want to achieve with this. hostapd does not
manage port access control for a wired network, so unless you add some
additional code to manage filtering of frames, you will not get much
(well, any) security by using hostapd as the authenticator. That said,
hostapd could be used as a building block for implementing IEEE 802.1X
for wired networks, but you will likely need to do some small changes or
at least use an external program to control ebtables for PAE

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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