How do I configure non-broadcasting ssid for my ad-hoc network?

Jouni Malinen j
Mon Jul 7 06:18:38 PDT 2014

On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 05:54:29PM +0530, Saurabh Chakrabarti wrote:
> I'm using wpa-supplicant for creating an ad-hoc network. But I'm not
> able to figure out any configuration for stop SSID broadcast.
> I'm aware that its not going to be of much help security-wise. But
> this is to solve some other purpose.

Could you please provide more details on what this would solve? Not
sending the SSID in Beacon frames in an IBSS sounds like a very bad idea
taken into account how beaconing is shared among the STAs and the
standard describing zero-length SSID as an invalid value. If this
configuration is somehow possible today, I'd rather fix it in a way that
any attempt to configure it gets rejected either by wpa_supplicant or by
the driver/cfg80211 (or both)..

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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