WPS:external WLAN Manager Registrars

Andriy Tkachuk andriy.v.tkachuk
Thu Oct 22 02:11:28 PDT 2009

Hi Jouni,

Do you mean that hostapd can not act as a proxy between STA and external 
WLAN Registrar? If so, then probably it could not be able to pass 
following WFA's certification test: "4.2.3 Add devices using multiple 
external Registrars and internal Registrar".


On 2009-10-22 07:54, Jouni Malinen wrote:
>> 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
> functionality.
>> 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.

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