Information about hostapd releases

Jouni Malinen j
Wed Oct 24 07:26:50 PDT 2012

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 03:41:26PM +0300, Eugene wrote:
> How to determine hostapd requirements to the Linux kernel?

In theory, any version of hostapd is supposed to work with any Linux
kernel version. Sure, there may be some combination that have issues,
but the goal is for the kernel interface to be stable and to maintain
backwards compatibility.

> I just want to use netlink message "NL80211_CMD_FRAME" for management
> frame transmission in AP mode which is not supported in version 1.0.

That is quite different than question on requirements in general.. For
new functionality, obviously both the kernel and hostapd need to be new
enough to include the functionality in question (and as far as hostapd
is concerned, if the functionality is not in 1.0, the only option you
have is a snapshot from the 2.x development branch, i.e., the master
branch of hostap.git).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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