Dynamic deny list check in hostapd

Baruch Siach baruch at tkos.co.il
Thu Dec 3 11:00:23 PST 2015

Hi Silvia,

On Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 04:31:06PM +0100, Silvia SH wrote:
> We have a use case where we would like to update the deny list of
> hostapd without having to reboot hostapd, since this would affect
> other connected users.
> We have tried updating hostapd.deny but the running instance of
> hostapd ignores the modifications until it is rebooted. Do you know if
> there is any way to force hostapd to poll the hostapd.deny file
> proactively upon a new stations trying to associate ?
> If this functionality is not available, could anyone indicate us what
> would be the best way in the source code to try to implement this
> feature?

This was discussed here a few days ago. See 


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