hostapd 802.1X authenticator and wired LAN

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Mar 13 09:56:21 PDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 08:22:57PM +0800, liusd_sheldon wrote:

>   Now I want to developed a 802.1X authenticator(it can support local and passthrough  mode) by wired LAN(not wireless LAN card). Does hostapd can fulfill it , if can ,how to do?

hostapd implements IEEE 802.1X Authenticator and that part can be used
both with wired and wireless LAN. However, please note that hostapd does
not implement PAE (i.e., filtering of packets from unauthorized ports),
so that part needs to be implemented separate in case of wired LAN.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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