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Package: hostapd (1:0.6.10-2+squeeze1)

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user space IEEE 802.11 AP and IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP Authenticator

Originally, hostapd was an optional user space component for Host AP driver. It adds more features to the basic IEEE 802.11 management included in the kernel driver: using external RADIUS authentication server for MAC address based access control, IEEE 802.1X Authenticator and dynamic WEP keying, RADIUS accounting, WPA/WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i/RSN) Authenticator and dynamic TKIP/CCMP keying.

The current version includes support for other drivers, an integrated EAP authenticator (i.e., allow full authentication without requiring an external RADIUS authentication server), and RADIUS authentication server for EAP authentication.

hostapd works with the following drivers:

 * mac80211 based drivers with support for master mode
 * Host AP driver for Prism2/2.5/3,
 * madwifi driver for cards based on Atheros chip set (ar521x),
 * Any wired Ethernet driver for wired IEEE 802.1X authentication.

Tags: User Interface: Daemon, Networking: Configuration, Server, Service, Network Protocol: RADIUS, Role: Program, Security: Authentication

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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 337.6 kB856.0 kB [list of files]
armel 301.9 kB752.0 kB [list of files]
i386 315.2 kB812.0 kB [list of files]
ia64 501.9 kB1,516.0 kB [list of files]
mips 338.5 kB972.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 338.4 kB976.0 kB [list of files]
powerpc 324.4 kB856.0 kB [list of files]
s390 332.3 kB832.0 kB [list of files]
sparc 304.5 kB792.0 kB [list of files]