hostapd with wired conf

Wegener, Norbert norbert.wegener at
Fri Dec 4 12:13:18 PST 2015

In 2007 this has been a question on this list:

and the answer then was:

> hostapd does not implement the IEEE 802.1X port access entity (PAE) that would actually be
> needed to filter packets. In other words, hostapd alone is not enough implement a wired
> authenticator+port control.

Is this still true? If so: I did not find much about PAEs. Does anyone know about a PAE implementation on Linux?

Norbert Wegener

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