Dynamically loading/unloading BSS

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Aug 24 23:33:48 PDT 2013

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 05:49:50PM +0000, Heming Wen wrote:
> The adding BSS function eventually calls hostapd_setup_bss() while the remove BSS function calls if_remove(). It seems the if_remove function 
> call to the nl80211 driver stops the beacon broadcast for all of the BSS of the radio interface and not just the specified BSS. Is this an expected 
> behavior?

No, that sounds like a bug somewhere. Maybe in the driver? I don't see
any obvious place in nl80211 if_remove path within hostapd that should
cause this.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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