Re: Implement management messages in userspace

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-04-05 10:26:50 UTC

On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 12:16:36PM +0400, Nil Alexandrov wrote:

> I'am going to use Host AP in my Mobile-IP project, so I need management
> messages in userspace; a daemon will be process authentication and
> associations functions. Will you implement NETLINK socket to provide
> management messages ?

It might not use netlink socket, but yes, I'm going to move management functionality into a user space daemon. My current plan is to send at least raw authentication and association messages into user space without processing them in the kernel driver. The user space daemon would then parse the messages and send a raw 802.11 frame as a reply (via the kernel driver) and inform the driver about new/removed stations.

The user space AP daemon could then be extended to do whatever extra processing needed during authentication or associations and it could also relay the messages for other daemons, etc.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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