hostapd Termination Issue - Intf mode NOT restored!

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Nov 9 09:28:07 PST 2013

On Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 06:41:31PM +0530, Dibyajyoti Ghosh wrote:
> I am using hostapd [downloaded from git] to set up an AP interface which is
> initially in AP mode or master mode. But when my testing is completed, the
> hostapd changes the interface to *managed* mode upon termination, which is
> unwanted.
> However, when I set up an AP interface which is initially in managed mode,
> then there is no issue.

Well, whether that is unwanted or not depends a bit on the case..
Anyway, it sounds justifiable to leave the interface in its initial
state if it was ready for AP mode operations. I changed hostapd to do
that and also leave the interface up for that matter if that was the
state in which the interface was at the time hostapd was started.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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