Subject: Re: Support for WPA and/or IEEE 802.11i
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.org>
From: David Young <email@example.com>
Date: 05/18/2005 12:53:45
On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 12:12:49PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> In article <20050516150556.GT27621@che.ojctech.com>,
> David Young <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
email@example.com Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933