[PATCH 11/13] mbssid: hidden SSID support

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Thu Apr 21 14:33:28 PDT 2022

On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 11:08:50AM -0700, Aloka Dixit wrote:
> On 4/7/2022 1:48 PM, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > 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.
> For now, I need to add the support for MBSSID case as well because we don't
> want the configuration ignored if it is set in the user config.
> If we do remove the whole functionality in future, then MBSSID part can be
> removed at the same time.

That does not sound like the best approach to address that. It would
seem simpler to reject the MBSSID configuration if it tries to use a
hidden SSID.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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