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HOSTAPD_CLI(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					    HOSTAPD_CLI(8)

hostapd_cli -- text-based frontend program for interacting with hostapd(8) SYNOPSIS
hostapd_cli [commands] DESCRIPTION
The hostapd_cli utility is a text-based frontend program for interacting with hostapd(8). It is used to query the current status. The hostapd_cli utility can show the current authentication status, dot11 and dot1x MIBs, etc. The hostapd_cli utility supports two modes: interactive and command line. Both modes share the same command set. Interactive mode is started when hostapd_cli is executed without any parameters on the command line. Commands are then entered from the con- trolling terminal in response to the hostapd_cli prompt. In command line mode, the same commands are entered as command line arguments. COMMANDS
The following commands may be supplied on the command line or at a prompt when operating interactively. mib Report MIB variables (dot1x, dot11) for the current interface. sta addr Report the MIB variables for the associated station with MAC address addr. all_sta Report the MIB variables for all associated stations. help Show usage help. interface [ifname] Show available interfaces and/or set the current interface when multiple are available. level debug_level Change the debugging level in hostapd(8). Larger numbers generate more messages. license Display the full license for hostapd_cli. quit Exit hostapd_cli. SEE ALSO
hostapd.conf(5), hostapd(8) HISTORY
The hostapd_cli utility first appeared in NetBSD 4.0. AUTHORS
The hostapd_cli utility was written by Jouni Malinen <>. This manual page is derived from the README file included in the hostapd distribution. BSD
June 16, 2005 BSD

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HOSTAPD_CLI(1)						  hostapd command-line interface					    HOSTAPD_CLI(1)

hostapd_cli - hostapd command-line interface SYNOPSIS
hostapd_cli [-p<path>] [-i<ifname>] [-a<path>] [-hvB] [command..] DESCRIPTION
This manual page documents briefly the hostapd_cli utility. hostapd_cli is a command-line interface for the hostapd daemon. 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. For more information about hostapd refer to the hostapd(8) man page. OPTIONS
A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, run hostapd_cli from the command line. -p<path> Path to find control sockets. Default: /var/run/hostapd -i<ifname> Interface to listen on. Default: first interface found in socket path. -a<path> Run in daemon mode executing the action file based on events from hostapd. -B Run a daemon in the background. -h Show usage. -v Show hostapd_cli version. COMMANDS
A summary of commands is included below. For a complete description, run hostapd_cli from the command line. mib Get MIB variables (dot1x, dot11, radius). sta <addr> Get MIB variables for one station. all_sta Get MIB variables for all stations. help Get usage help. interface [ifname] Show interfaces/select interface. level <debug level> Change debug level. license Show full hostapd_cli license. quit Exit hostapd_cli. SEE ALSO
hostapd(8). AUTHOR
hostapd_cli was written by Jouni Malinen <>. This manual page was written by Faidon Liambotis <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others). hostapd_cli April 7, 2005 HOSTAPD_CLI(1)
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