— External authenticator
support for 802.11 devices
module is a wlan(4)
authenticator plugin for use with user-mode authentication implementations
such as hostapd
. It hooks into the 802.11 layer and does
nothing. As a result, 802.11 stations that associate are not authorized to
send or receive frames until they are authorized by an external agent;
typically using a protocol such as WPA, 802.1x, or 802.11i.
This module is automatically loaded by the rc script that normally starts
More information can be found in the IEEE 802.11, WPA, and 802.11i Standards.
driver first appeared in