Does Hostapd support Diameter protocol now?

xodpox xodpox
Tue Mar 11 00:48:23 PDT 2008

Would you please recommend some external translation agent/proxy which can
translate between these two protocols?
Thank you.


2008/3/11, Jouni Malinen <j at>:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 02:40:29PM +0800, xodpox wrote:
> > Can anyone kindly tell me if hostapd can be used as an 802.1Xauthenticator
> > while the authentication server is OpenDiameter?
> > Or where I can find some more information about how to implement this?
> The current version of hostapd does not include a Diameter client, so
> native authentication using the Diameter protocol is not going to work.
> I would assume it would be possible to authenticate with OpenDiameter by
> using an external translation agent/proxy that would take care of
> translation between RADIUS and Diameter, though.
> As far as native Diameter support is concerned, one would need to
> implement a Diameter authentication client into hostapd similarly to the
> way the RADIUS authentication client is implemented. So far, there has
> not been many request for this (I think this may be the first question
> on this topic that I've seen) and as such, adding support for this has
> not been very high on my priority list.
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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