EAP authentication timeout

Matthew Wang matthewmwang at chromium.org
Tue Jan 10 21:30:04 PST 2023

Hi all,

Does anyone have context on the 70 second timeout for EAP
authentication? Specifically, this snippet of code in

if (wpa_key_mgmt_wpa_ieee8021x(wpa_s->key_mgmt) ||
    wpa_s->key_mgmt == WPA_KEY_MGMT_IEEE8021X_NO_WPA ||
    wpa_s->key_mgmt == WPA_KEY_MGMT_WPS) {
  /* Use longer timeout for IEEE 802.1X/EAP */
  timeout = 70;

This seems like an egregiously long timeout, and it looks to be
untouched since before 2008. Is this something that folks would be
interested in changing? Any thoughts for or against?


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