GTK and 802.11R Fast BSS Transition

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Jun 1 05:23:12 PDT 2014

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 11:23:10AM +0530, kiran k wrote:
> When Fast BSS Transition is enabled on an AP1 and AP2, do we support GTK
> timeout. The scenario I have is
> 1 ) Station1 associates to AP1 enabled for Fast BSS Transition (11R).
> Station1 does initial authentication.Do we support GTK rekey timeout after
> initial authentication.


> 2) Station2 initally associates to AP2 using FT and roams to AP1. Now in
> this case if GTK rekey times out on AP1 do we need to rerun group key state
> machine and generate new GTK key. Station2 in my case does not seem to
> honor EAPOL key messages for GTK key refresh from AP1.

This did not work previously, but works now after this commit:

In other words, hostapd did not allow GTK rekey to be sent to the
station that used FT protocol. This worked fine in wpa_supplicant,
though, and after that commit, the group rekey exchange goes through
fine after use of FT protocol as well.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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