Does WPA supplicant contain ANY OpenSSL code?

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Apr 29 08:23:49 PDT 2007

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 08:35:12AM +0200, Bar, Eitan wrote:

> I have a question regarding legal aspects of WPA supplicant.
> Does it contain ANY OpenSSL code (other than header files of course required to link with OpenSSL in certain configurations)?

wpa_supplicant source code package does not contain any OpenSSL code
(apart from the couple of lines of context in the OpenSSL patch for

> I???m asking this question since in the ???README-Windows.txt??? file contained in the distribution it says that ???This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project
> for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit???.
> Does this refer only to the code patches that are provided? Or is there really OpenSSL code hiding somewhere inside the supplicant?

This statement applies only to the Windows binary package of
wpa_supplicant which is statically linked against OpenSSL and as such,
contains OpenSSL code. The source code for wpa_supplicant, including
Windows version, does not include OpenSSL code; this is only for the

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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