Re: how to set allow-policy

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-05-01 17:23:35 UTC

On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 07:09:54PM +0200, Frank Weigel wrote:

> One problem: I applied the MAC-access patch for 04-24 and figured out
> how to set access lists with MAC adresses. By the default the driver is
> working in open-mode and so not taking care of the access lists. How can
> I set it to allow-mode? Found no iwpriv-commandos that can do this:

> maccmd (89F8) : set 1 int & get 0

That one... Easy to guess from name.. ;-) Well, I'll add some documentation for the release..

'iwpriv wlan0 maccmd 1' sets allow-mode (0=open, 1=allow, 2=deny, 3=flush mac list, 4=kick all STAs).

> error opening /dev/ap0
> Made the device with mknod as described.

That device is not used in the patch (nor the upcoming driver release). Please note, that there were some bugs in the patch.. I don't remember whether any of them were fatal (as in 'could crash kernel'; I didn't test the patch directly, but just fixed them for my work version).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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