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HOSTAPD.CONF(5) 		     BSD File Formats Manual			  HOSTAPD.CONF(5)

NAME
     hostapd.conf -- configuration file for hostapd(8) utility

DESCRIPTION
     The hostapd.conf utility is an authenticator for IEEE 802.11 networks.  It provides full
     support for WPA/IEEE 802.11i and can also act as an IEEE 802.1X Authenticator with a suit-
     able backend Authentication Server (typically FreeRADIUS).

     The configuration file consists of global parameters and domain specific configuration:
	   o   IEEE 802.1X-2004
	   o   RADIUS client
	   o   RADIUS authentication server
	   o   WPA/IEEE 802.11i

GLOBAL PARAMETERS
     The following parameters are recognized:

     interface
	     Interface name.  Should be set in ``hostap'' mode.

     debug   Debugging mode: 0 = no, 1 = minimal, 2 = verbose, 3 = msg dumps, 4 = excessive.

     dump_file
	     Dump file for state information (on SIGUSR1).

     ctrl_interface
	     The pathname of the directory in which hostapd(8) creates UNIX domain socket files
	     for communication with frontend programs such as hostapd_cli(8).

     ctrl_interface_group
	     A group name or group ID to use in setting protection on the control interface file.
	     This can be set to allow non-root users to access the control interface files.  If
	     no group is specified, the group ID of the control interface is not modified and
	     will, typically, be the group ID of the directory in which the socket is created.

IEEE 802.1X-2004 PARAMETERS
     The following parameters are recognized:

     ieee8021x
	     Require IEEE 802.1X authorization.

     eap_message
	     Optional displayable message sent with EAP Request-Identity.

     wep_key_len_broadcast
	     Key lengths for broadcast keys.

     wep_key_len_unicast
	     Key lengths for unicast keys.

     wep_rekey_period
	     Rekeying period in seconds.

     eapol_key_index_workaround
	     EAPOL-Key index workaround (set bit7) for WinXP Supplicant.

     eap_reauth_period
	     EAP reauthentication period in seconds.  To disable reauthentication, use ``0''.

RADIUS CLIENT PARAMETERS
     The following parameters are recognized:

     own_ip_addr
	     The own IP address of the access point (used as NAS-IP-Address).

     nas_identifier
	     Optional NAS-Identifier string for RADIUS messages.

     auth_server_addr, auth_server_port, auth_server_shared_secret
	     RADIUS authentication server parameters.  Can be defined twice for secondary servers
	     to be used if primary one does not reply to RADIUS packets.

     acct_server_addr, acct_server_port, acct_server_shared_secret
	     RADIUS accounting server parameters.  Can be defined twice for secondary servers to
	     be used if primary one does not reply to RADIUS packets.

     radius_retry_primary_interval
	     Retry interval for trying to return to the primary RADIUS server (in seconds).

     radius_acct_interim_interval
	     Interim accounting update interval.  If this is set (larger than 0) and acct_server
	     is configured, hostapd(8) will send interim accounting updates every N seconds.

RADIUS AUTHENTICATION SERVER PARAMETERS
     The following parameters are recognized:

     radius_server_clients
	     File name of the RADIUS clients configuration for the RADIUS server.  If this is
	     commented out, RADIUS server is disabled.

     radius_server_auth_port
	     The UDP port number for the RADIUS authentication server.

     radius_server_ipv6
	     Use IPv6 with RADIUS server.

WPA/IEEE 802.11i PARAMETERS
     The following parameters are recognized:

     wpa     Enable WPA.  Setting this variable configures the AP to require WPA (either WPA-PSK
	     or WPA-RADIUS/EAP based on other configuration).

     wpa_psk, wpa_passphrase
	     WPA pre-shared keys for WPA-PSK.  This can be either entered as a 256-bit secret in
	     hex format (64 hex digits), wpa_psk, or as an ASCII passphrase (8..63 characters)
	     that will be converted to PSK.  This conversion uses SSID so the PSK changes when
	     ASCII passphrase is used and the SSID is changed.

     wpa_psk_file
	     Optionally, WPA PSKs can be read from a separate text file (containing a list of
	     (PSK,MAC address) pairs.

     wpa_key_mgmt
	     Set of accepted key management algorithms (WPA-PSK, WPA-EAP, or both).

     wpa_pairwise
	     Set of accepted cipher suites (encryption algorithms) for pairwise keys (unicast
	     packets).	See the example file for more information.

     wpa_group_rekey
	     Time interval for rekeying GTK (broadcast/multicast encryption keys) in seconds.

     wpa_strict_rekey
	     Rekey GTK when any STA that possesses the current GTK is leaving the BSS.

     wpa_gmk_rekey
	     Time interval for rekeying GMK (master key used internally to generate GTKs (in sec-
	     onds).

SEE ALSO
     hostapd(8), hostapd_cli(8), /usr/share/examples/hostapd/hostapd.conf

HISTORY
     The hostapd.conf manual page and hostapd(8) functionality first appeared in NetBSD 4.0.

AUTHORS
     This manual page is derived from the README and hostapd.conf files in the hostapd distribu-
     tion provided by Jouni Malinen <jkmaline@cc.hut.fi>.

BSD					  August 4, 2006				      BSD
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