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authorJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2017-08-02 09:01:08 (GMT)
committerJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2017-08-02 09:01:08 (GMT)
commit2bdbace634ff76c0ed4302bed3ff199557fc7ef2 (patch)
treedcdb641e836a05b1f7207899eee297cef1e4f001 /hostapd/README
parentb0fc2ef3a37eb753a773c4e205ec5c2f787e5b38 (diff)
Remove some obsolete information from hostapd README file
Number of the URLs were not valid anymore and some of the notes have been obsolete for years. Signed-off-by: Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>
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@@ -70,7 +70,7 @@ Requirements
Current hardware/software requirements:
- drivers:
Host AP driver for Prism2/2.5/3.
- (http://hostap.epitest.fi/)
+ (http://w1.fi/hostap-driver.html)
Please note that station firmware version needs to be 1.7.0 or newer
to work in WPA mode.
@@ -81,8 +81,7 @@ Current hardware/software requirements:
Any wired Ethernet driver for wired IEEE 802.1X authentication
(experimental code)
- FreeBSD -current (with some kernel mods that have not yet been
- committed when hostapd v0.3.0 was released)
+ FreeBSD -current
BSD net80211 layer (e.g., Atheros driver)
@@ -186,23 +185,13 @@ Authenticator and RADIUS encapsulation between the Authenticator and
the Authentication Server. Other than this, the functionality is similar
to the case with the co-located Authentication Server.
-Authentication Server and Supplicant
+Authentication Server
Any RADIUS server supporting EAP should be usable as an IEEE 802.1X
Authentication Server with hostapd Authenticator. FreeRADIUS
(http://www.freeradius.org/) has been successfully tested with hostapd
-Authenticator and both Xsupplicant (http://www.open1x.org) and Windows
-XP Supplicants. EAP/TLS was used with Xsupplicant and
-EAP/MD5-Challenge with Windows XP.
-http://www.missl.cs.umd.edu/wireless/eaptls/ has useful information
-about using EAP/TLS with FreeRADIUS and Xsupplicant (just replace
-Cisco access point with Host AP driver, hostapd daemon, and a Prism2
-card ;-). http://www.freeradius.org/doc/EAP-MD5.html has information
-about using EAP/MD5 with FreeRADIUS, including instructions for WinXP
-configuration. http://www.denobula.com/EAPTLS.pdf has a HOWTO on
-EAP/TLS use with WinXP Supplicant.
Automatic WEP key configuration
@@ -243,16 +232,15 @@ networks that require some kind of security. Task group I (Security)
of IEEE 802.11 working group (http://www.ieee802.org/11/) has worked
to address the flaws of the base standard and has in practice
completed its work in May 2004. The IEEE 802.11i amendment to the IEEE
-802.11 standard was approved in June 2004 and this amendment is likely
-to be published in July 2004.
+802.11 standard was approved in June 2004 and this amendment was
+published in July 2004.
Wi-Fi Alliance (http://www.wi-fi.org/) used a draft version of the
IEEE 802.11i work (draft 3.0) to define a subset of the security
enhancements that can be implemented with existing wlan hardware. This
is called Wi-Fi Protected Access<TM> (WPA). This has now become a
mandatory component of interoperability testing and certification done
-by Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi provides information about WPA at its web
-site (http://www.wi-fi.org/OpenSection/protected_access.asp).
+by Wi-Fi Alliance.
IEEE 802.11 standard defined wired equivalent privacy (WEP) algorithm
for protecting wireless networks. WEP uses RC4 with 40-bit keys,