Hostapd not working for wired network

Jouni Malinen j at
Sat Feb 3 02:37:42 PST 2018

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 09:07:27AM +0530, Sumant Gupta wrote:
> I am trying to authenticate a client machine connected to hostapd via
> LAN. I set up configuration files for HostAP accordingly.
> My LAN authentication HostAP doesn't execute WPA(4 way handshake). Is
> HostAP not supposed to get to authenticated state when authenticating
> a client connected via LAN?
> I have also seen the code ,seems like WPA is not present for wired networks.

WPA is specific to IEEE 802.11 networks and as such, would not show up
on wired IEEE 802.1X. There is MACsec with similar capabilities, but
hostapd does not yet support that.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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