hostapd

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hostapd is a user space daemon for wireless access point and authentication servers. There are three implementations: Jouni Malinen's hostapd, OpenBSD's hostapd and Devicescape's hostapd.

Jouni Malinen's hostapd[edit]

Jouni Malinen's hostapd
Developer(s) Jouni Malinen & others
Stable release 2.2 / 2014-06-04
Operating system Cross-platform
Type WLAN tools
License BSD
Website w1.fi/hostapd

Jouni Malinen's hostapd is a user space daemon for access point and authentication servers. It implements IEEE 802.11 access point management, IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP Authenticators, RADIUS client, EAP server, and RADIUS authentication server. The current version supports Linux (Host AP, MadWifi, Prism54 and some of the drivers which use the kernel's mac80211 subsystem), FreeBSD (net80211), and DragonFlyBSD.

OpenBSD's hostapd[edit]

OpenBSD's hostapd
Developer(s) Reyk Floeter
Stable release 3.9 / May 1, 2006
Operating system OpenBSD
Type WLAN tools
License BSD
Website OpenBSD's hostapd

OpenBSD's hostapd is a user space daemon that helps to improve roaming and monitoring of OpenBSD-based wireless networks. It implements Inter Access Point Protocol (IAPP) for exchanging station association information between access points. It can trigger a set of actions like frame injection or logging when receiving specified IEEE 802.11 frames.

Devicescape's hostapd[edit]

Open Wireless Linux version of hostapd
Developer(s) John Gordon
Stable release none yet / Date: N/A
Operating system Linux
Type WLAN tools
License GPL version 2
Website OWL hostapd

The Open Wireless Linux version of hostapd. It is kept as close as possible to the original open source release, but with OWL specific packaging and defaults. The Website appears to be dead (April 2013), probably as the project itself.

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