WPS with multiple BSSID

Eliad Peller eliad at wizery.com
Sun Mar 6 01:31:20 PST 2016

On Sun, Mar 6, 2016 at 11:17 AM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 01, 2016 at 05:01:27PM +0200, Eliad Peller wrote:
>> can you please explain the logic behind this (ancient) commit:
>> commit 9290cc1
>> Author: Jouni Malinen <jouni.malinen at atheros.com>
>> Date:   Fri Oct 8 17:15:16 2010 +0300
>>     Apply hostapd WPS commands to all interfaces on concurrent APs
>>     When the same hostapd process is controlling multiple interfaces,
>>     apply WPS commands (push button, add PIN, change AP PIN) to all
>>     interfaces that are configured to use WPS.
>> since every bssid can have its own control interface and WPS state,
>> why would WPS command sent to a single interface (e.g. WPS_PBC) should
>> affect all the other ones as well?
> There are many dualband APs with 2.4 and 5 GHz radios configured with
> the same network. This is why the hostapd default behavior manages the
> WPS operations consistently on the radios. wps_independent=1 can be used
> in a per-BSS configuration to separate a subset of BSSes into their own
> independent "WPS group".
thanks Jouni!
i totally overlooked it.


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