[PATCH v2 00/44] Add basic MLO support for AP

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Thu Jun 15 07:56:05 PDT 2023

On Mon, May 22, 2023 at 10:33:28PM +0300, Andrei Otcheretianski wrote:
> This patch series adds initial support for Multi-Link operation AP.
> First, it refactors the driver_nl80211 to support multiple links by
> introducing internal structs to hold the links and API's to configure
> links and link stations.
> Next it allows to start multiple hostapd_iface's and bind them to the same
> underlying network interface and driver instance. Each hostapd_iface
> represents a separate link BSS. The events are forwarded to the correct hapd
> according to the link id.
> Afterwards we implement advertising and parsing of basic MLE and RNR in
> beacons, probe responses and during authentication and association
> stages.
> Finally, implement WPA authenticator for MLO and also adjust SAE to use the
> MLD addresses for commit derivation.
> It needs to be noticed, that this series are minimal and add a very basic MLO
> implementation which allow to establish SAE/OWE connection and intended
> to be used mainly for testing purposes.

Thanks, applied with a number of fixes and cleanup. Quite a bit of
additional work is still needed to make this more complete and to
optimize some data structure uses to be a bit more reasonable, but it is
good to get the patches in so that people can now move ahead with the
pending items on top of a common baseline in hostap.git.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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