hostapd brings interface down on startup

Jouni Malinen j
Mon Apr 30 20:33:43 PDT 2007

On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 12:23:49PM +0200, Wolfram Schlich wrote:

> I am wondering why hostapd brings the interface down and up
> again on startup :-/ 

Only madwifi driver interface is doing this and it is done because that
was the way the driver author designed it. I do not know the details,
but I would assume this was done to make sure the interface parameters
are configured in a state where changes cannot cause problems. I do not
know whether this is strictly speaking required with the current driver

> Funny thing is I don't recall experiencing this with a
> prism-2.5 hostap_pci driven card.

Yes, this is driver-specific. Host AP driver interface in hostapd does
not do this.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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