wpa_ctrl is a client of a socket whose server is...?

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Fri Aug 12 23:57:21 PDT 2016

On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 11:51:32PM +0430, Aniss Maghsoudlou wrote:
> I found out that hostapd_cli request go to a wpa_ctrl and then on a socket
> on port 9877. But who is listening to that?

Normally, one would use the UNIX domain socket instead of the UDP
socket, but if you have built hostapd_cli and hostapd with the UDP
backend for the control interface, hostapd would be the application
listening on that port.
Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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