WPS:external WLAN Manager Registrars

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Oct 21 21:54:49 PDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 02:14:12PM +0530, Srinivas Pitla wrote:

> I am using Hostapd-0.6.9 with Madwifi, and I have few questions 
> regarding Hostapd.

> 1)Hostapd is not supporting WPS external WLAN Manager Registrars, Is 
> this feature under development?

hostapd supports external registrars, but it does not implement the full
AP Management Interface to support all WLAN Manager Registrar

> 2)Is there any patches available to support external WLAN Manager 
> Registrars?

No and I'm not aware of any plans to do so either in the future. As far
as I can tell, no WPS implementation supports this part of the
specification. Do you have any particular reasons for using some of the
missing functionality?

> 3)Is WPS in Hostapd  WiFi certification compliant?

I don't think there are known issues in this area, but obviously this
depends on the combination of hostapd and rest of the system (mainly,
the hw/firmware/driver/802.11 stack and integration with them). In other
words, this will require running through the tests with the full system.
I don't know whether anyone can share results of this with 0.6.9 version
of hostapd and many specific version of madwifi.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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