Hostapd as remote authenticator

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Sep 17 11:03:33 PDT 2011

On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 01:22:57AM +0900, Khamidulla Inoyatov wrote:
> I want to know following things about hostapd in topology below:
> MN <---wireless link----> AP < ---- wired link -----> PC with two eth
> interface where hostapd installed <----wired link---->AAA Server
> - Can hostapd be installed in PC with two eth interfaces and control
> remotely AP for authentication in above topology?

No, that is not supported.

> - what dose it mean "driver=wired" in hostapd configuration file? dose it
> mean remote control of AP or control just wired mac?

It is for controlling a wired network interface.

> - Can hostapd installed in AP with limited functionality like station
> management entity while authenticator functionality will be in PC with two
> eth interface where hostapd installed?


> - Is there some documentation about how to configure IAPP?

Not really; IAPP is pretty much dead at this point.

> - Is there some documents about how to configure IEEE 802.11r?

I'm not aware of proper documentation, but some notes describing
how it can be configured has been posted on this mailing list.

> - Is IEEE 802.11r current implementation compatible with EAP-TLS?


> Currently i want to configure IEEE 802.11r in Access Point while
> Authenticator capabilities will be in other PC in network. And
> authentication will be using EAP-TLS. Is this kind of scenario is possible?

Not supported currently.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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