open80211s 0.3.0: "Authentimesh" (Mar 18th 2011)

This release adds support for authenticated mesh networks (using SAE) by extending nl80211, mac80211, wpa_supplicant and the SAE reference implementation written by Dan Harkins.

Components

New features

  • nl80211 can notify userspace of new peer candidates.
  • Similarly, mesh IEs can now flow between kernel and userspace.
  • wpa_supplicant authenticates peer candidates and manages the lifetime of peer stations in the kernel

Known issues

  • Note that this release only adds support for authentication, not encryption. This feature is scheduled for a future release.