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

Jouni Malinen j at
Sat Dec 16 03:18:24 PST 2017

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 09:46:03AM -0500, James Hanley 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.

Just changing ETH_ALEN value to something else is not going to make
everything work.. Many locations are hardcoded to 6 octet values due to
the protocol definition..

What functionality are you trying to use from hostapd in this case?

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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