802.1x on wired switch and hostapd

Sarah Thomas sarah040.thomas
Wed Jan 7 02:19:39 PST 2015

Appreciate any inputs on the same.. Thanks.

On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 5:37 PM, Sarah Thomas <sarah040.thomas at gmail.com>

> Hi,
>  *Intention *: 802.1x on a wired switch
>  Now, hostapd in wired configuration can be ported on the switch for
> 802.1x functionality.
> Looks like hostapd is for softap functionality besides 802.1x - Making a
> laptop/mobile into an access point and then lets the port authentication
> through 802.1x
> Since , our intention is only 802.1x on a wired switch, *is using hostapd
> in wired mode*, the *optimal solution* or should we think of stripping
> the soft ap functionality from hostapd code?
> Is there only 802.1x mode available without softap functionality?
> Thanks,
> Sarah.
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