frame cryptography

Dan Williams dcbw
Thu Feb 8 09:17:14 PST 2007

On Thu, 2007-02-08 at 17:20 +0100, Stefano Paris wrote:
> Hi all,
> Could someone suggest me, what part of wpa_supplicant (and hostapd)
> deal with frame cryptography and authentication?
> Is wpa_supplicant that encrypt (or decrypt) every frame before sending
> it, or this job is performed by the driver (i.e. what software
> implements the cipher suites)?

The drivers encrypt the frames.  Depending on how much functionality
eventually gets pushed up to wpa_supplicant/userspace MLME, that may
change, but I doubt it.


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