Re: Patch for collecting SSID from other APs and timing out other AP information

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-06-11 16:38:54 UTC

On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 05:37:29PM -0700, Bruce Oscarson wrote:

> Information about the other APs is recorded /proc/net/prism2/... files,
> named with the mac address of the other AP. The SSID of the other APs
> was captured by the driver, but was never recorded. In addition, once
> an AP's beacon was sensed, the proc file would linger as long as the
> hostap was running. I've attached to small patch files for prism2_ap.c
> and prism2_ap.h that record the AP ssid in the /proc file and will age
> ap entries using the same rules as client stations.

Thanks, applied. I changed SSID printing to show control characters as hex values (show full SSID even if someone uses ascii-0 in it). In addition, I added parsing and recording of used channel (this might be useful for some use since neighboring channels are also heard quite well if the APs are close to each other).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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