Splitting function of wireless frame reception and decryption/encrypton

Ovidio Ruzzier ovidioruzzier at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 07:02:41 PST 2022

Thank you Johannes,

So by saying "the kernel would do it if not done in HW", do you mean
that with some cheap chipsets ( :-) ) the kernel will take the
responsibility of the decryption/encryption?
Would you know some chipsets that can be programmed to pass encrypted
frames to the kernel and then the kernel takes care of them?


Il giorno gio 3 feb 2022 alle ore 13:02 Johannes Berg
<johannes at sipsolutions.net> ha scritto:
> On Thu, 2022-02-03 at 12:30 +0100, Ovidio Ruzzier wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > fr a project of distributed load can hostapd be used as an engine to
> > pull encrypted wireless frames from a radio (maybe only with some
> > chipsets)
> Probably, depending on the chipset and configuration. However usually
> the kernel would decrypt if not done in HW, so you'd have to do tweaks
> all across the stack.
> > and push such encrypted frames to a second radio chipset to
> > get the unencrypted frame?
> >
> No, this is not possible, but you can do the decryption in software.
> johannes

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