[Fwd: Re: detect client disconnecting ...]

From: Victor Aleo (victor.aleo_at_estudiant.upc.es)
Date: 2002-10-03 09:28:22 UTC

>On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 06:23:37AM +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
>>>I notice however it takes quite long to remove the MAC address
>>>for a client who has already left (about 5min). Is there any
>>>better way of doing this? Or can I shorten that lag time?
>>I don't think there is a better way -- this requires AP polling the STA to get knowledge about all cases. If the STA is moving to another AP, IAPP or something similar could be used (i.e., the new AP would inform old one).
>I think clients, at least well behaved ones, should send out deassociation packets, right? Can hostap intercept this and generate an event more promptly? Just a thought.

I detect the stations (clients) that are already associated with the AP by means of a function provided by the Linux wireless tools (iw_get_ext) and it works without any delay. So always know the number of stations and their MAC address.


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