[PATCH 11/13] mbssid: hidden SSID support

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Thu Apr 7 13:48:31 PDT 2022

On Wed, Mar 02, 2022 at 02:26:32PM -0800, Aloka Dixit wrote:
> Hidden nontransmitted BSSID profiles will be included in the beacons
> and probe responses but SSID value will be removed or set to all
> zeros depending on the configured value of 'ignore_broadcast_ssid'.
> If complete profiles are omitted, clients cannot stay connected to
> the AP.
> For unicast probe requests with SSID set to a hidden nontransmitted
> BSS, complete SSID should be included in the response.

Do we really need this functionality with MBSSID? Hidden SSID is not
compliant with the IEEE 802.11 standard, does not provide any real
security, causes issues for stations, and should not really have been
ever deployed in the first place.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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