Open source 802.1x authenticator

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Aug 12 10:11:58 PDT 2011

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 06:24:49PM +0200, Aur?lien Geron wrote:
> Apparently hostapd is more for WiFi access, but it seems to include a 802.1x authenticator.  Is it possible to use hostapd purely for 802.1x access control, without using WiFi at all?

Yes. Though, you would most likely need to add some code to actually
implement port control (i.e., unauthorize/authorize ports) depending on
what kind of policy you want to have on forwarding actual data frames.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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