hostapd - IEEE 802.11 AP, IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP/RADIUS Authenticator
[-hdBKtv] [-P <PID file>] <configuration file(s)>
This manual page documents briefly the 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 and RADIUS authentication server. The
current version supports Linux (Host AP, mac80211-based drivers) and FreeBSD
is designed to be a "daemon" program that runs in the
background and acts as the backend component controlling authentication.
supports separate frontend programs and an example text-based
, is included with hostapd
A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, run
from the command line.
- Show usage.
- Show more debug messages.
- Show even more debug messages.
- Run daemon in the background.
- -P <PID file>
- Path to PID file.
- Include key data in debug messages.
- Include timestamps in some debug messages.
- Show hostapd version.
hostapd was written by Jouni Malinen <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was written by Faidon Liambotis <email@example.com>, for the
Debian project (but may be used by others).