[RFC 1/2] hostapd: Allow enabling and disabling of active BSSes

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Dec 17 05:26:31 PST 2010

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:16:04PM +0530, Yogesh Ashok Powar wrote:
> Currently, when an ap interface is brought down using ifconfig, hostapd is not
> disabling the corresponding bss. Correspondingly, when the interface is brought
> back up, hostapd does not restart the bss. Due to this, when an interface is
> brought back up, beaconing does not begin. With this change, bringing down the
> interface will disable the corresponding bss and restart the bss on bringing the
> interface up using ifconfig.

What is bringing down the interface and why? This sounds like an extra
complexity that could be easily avoided by not setting the interface
down when it is supposed to be in use. If you want to bring the
interface down, you can just stop hostapd..
Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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