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NAME

hostapd − IEEE 802.11 AP, IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP/RADIUS Authenticator

SYNOPSIS

hostapd [-hdBKt] <configuration file(s)>

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly 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. The current version supports Linux (Host AP, madwifi, Prism54 drivers) and FreeBSD (net80211).

hostapd is designed to be a "daemon" program that runs in the background and acts as the backend component controlling authentication. hostapd supports separate frontend programs and an example text-based frontend, hostapd_cli, is included with hostapd.

OPTIONS

A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, run hostapd from the command line.

−h

Show usage.

−d

Show more debug messages.

−dd

Show even more debug messages.

−B

Run daemon in the background.

−K

Include key data in debug messages.

−t

Include timestamps in some debug messages.

−v

Show hostapd version.

SEE ALSO

hostapd_cli(1).

AUTHOR

hostapd was written by Jouni Malinen <jkmaline [AT] cc.fi>.

This manual page was written by Faidon Liambotis <faidon [AT] cube.gr>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

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