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Old 11-17-2008, 05:02 AM   #1
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ebtables interaction hostapd

I have setup an 802.1x with EAP-TLS environment with hostap and a freeradius-server. XP clients can successfully authenticate themselfs.

Used machines:
- one OpenSuse11 setup as a bridge with hostap, brctl and ebtables installed
- one OpenSuse11 setup as freeradius
- one XP client machine

But the problem is how to connect the hostapd with ebtables. If a client successfully authenticates (= Access-accept message), allow traffic from this client to pass the bridge.

It would be feasible to parse the logs of the hostapd and adapt the ebtable rules. F.i. if a mac-address gets an access accept message then perform ebtables -t broute -A mac -j ACCEPT.

Is there another way to do the interaction between ebtables and hostap? What is the purpose of hostap if it can authenticate clients but doesn't act on client authentication. I know hostap doesn't have a port access entity.

Thanks in advance!


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