[PATCH V2 0/9] nl80211: add support for PTK/GTK handshake offload

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Thu May 18 03:40:12 PDT 2017

On Thu, 2017-05-18 at 12:29 +0200, Arend Van Spriel wrote:
> On 18-5-2017 11:22, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > On Thu, 2017-05-18 at 10:18 +0200, Arend Van Spriel wrote:
> > > 
> > > > We should therefore probably set the expectation that wpa_s -
> > > > if
> > > > it's new enough - always uses the offloaded functionality and
> > > > always sets the WANT_1X. Then this is even better with such
> > > > drivers, since they can immediately reject the connect()
> > > > command if
> > > > want_1x isn't set.
> Getting back at this. With "always" you mean for every connect()
> regardless whether it is using 1X or PSK?

No, I just meant it would never use the non-offloaded functionality for
1X, as long as wpa_s was new enough to support it.

The same consideration kinda applies to (non-)offloaded 4-way-HS for
PSK though I guess, with some drivers (devices) not able to not offload

> You mean adding a nl80211 command in which user-space can indicate
> what features it supports? Do you want to use the same feature bits
> on both sides to easily determine the combined feature set?
> ext_feature does not really have much overlapping so not sure if it
> adds value.

No, I meant that we have NL80211_EXT_FEATURE_4WAY_HANDSHAKE_STA_1X
today, but then we might need also

Come to think of it though, I guess the fact that the NEW_KEY command
isn't support would already indicate that.


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