Code 17 and code 17

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Sep 23 03:18:42 PDT 2012

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 09:02:50AM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> Does supplicant support 'code 16' and 'code 17'?  I think this is some sort
> of load-sharing logic that Cisco uses in their APs that should cause stations
> to try some other AP...

I'm assuming you are referring to use of status code 16 (auth timeout)
and 17 (AP unable to handle new STA) in Authentication and
(Re)Association Response frames. These are handled like other
association failures, i.e., with the temporary blacklist mechanism that
makes wpa_supplicant try other BSSes first. In other words, yes, I would
expect the current behavior to work with this type of load-sharing

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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