Use of HostAPd with EUI64 based networks (ie IEEE 802.15.4)

James Hanley jhanley at
Sun Dec 3 19:58:24 PST 2017

For the time being, we are just asserting this as a compile time option. Again, some guidance on how we should go about discovering the EUI length on an interface would be helpful. 


> On Nov 27, 2017, at 9:46 AM, James Hanley <jhanley at> wrote:
> We've prototyped HostAPd with use on an IEEE 802.15.4 6LoWPAN network,
> but had to make a modification to src\utils\common.h such that
> ETH_ALEN is changed to expand to 8 instead of 6 so that the EUI-64 can
> be supported.  This was a simple change for us, but would probably
> either be better suited as a configuration option or auto-detected
> based on the network interface type.
> Is there a recommendation on how to make this either a runtime
> per-interface configuration option or an autodetect option based on
> interface type and would this be something that would be accepted in a
> pull request?
> Thanks much,
> take care,
> -Jim

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