Subject: Re: Support for WPA and/or IEEE 802.11i
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-net
Date: 05/18/2005 12:53:45
On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 12:12:49PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> In article <>,
> 	David Young <> writes:
> >> is anybody on working for WPA and/or IEEE 802.11i support for NetBSD?
> > 
> > Yes, the new net80211 from FreeBSD contains WPA support.  There is a
> > whole new userland for the new crypto stuff: wpa_supplicant, hostapd,
> > ifconfig changes.
> It would be great to get that because even WEP128 can get cracked in
> minutes with newer version of the popular Wireless scanner like Airsnort.
> Do you intend to import that into NetBSD? Can all wireless drivers be
> enhanced to support that or does that depend on the hardware?

I do intend to import that into NetBSD.  I believe all wireless drivers
can be enhanced to support WPA.  The new net80211 comes with host-based
software implementations of the requisite crypto/re-keying/etc.


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933