[PATCH v2 09/20] PASN: Add common authentication frame build/validation functions

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Wed Jan 20 06:13:18 EST 2021

On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 07:45:29AM +0000, Peer, Ilan wrote:
> > The Comeback After subfield is not included in frames sent by the non-AP
> > STA, so I'll extend this to accept after == -1 as a special case to cover that.
> > 
> Maybe we can clarify this in the specification? 

Would you have a more specific suggestion on how the definition should
be clarified? P802.11az/D2.6 defines the subfield to have "0 or 2" as
the length and uses following language to describe it: "Comeback After
subfield shall not be present (i.e. zero octets) in PASN authentication
frames from a non-AP STA." 

That "shall" word is not appropriate in Clause 9, so this should be
cleaned up anyway. It might also be clearer to talk about the first and
third PASN Authentication frame instead of "from a non-AP STA"
especially in this Clause 9 that is supposed to describe the frame
format and not behavior.  If you have some ideas on how this would be
easier to notice and understand, I can request this to be modified once
D3.0 goes out to a ballot.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

More information about the Hostap mailing list