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SubjectRe: Hidden SSID's
Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 19:09 -0800, Jouni Malinen wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 08:00:11AM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
>>
>>> Well, there's no way a userspace program could depend on all hidden SSID
>>> APs having the <hidden> tag, since if you stick in another,
>>> non-ieee80211-stack card it won't be like that. So I don't think we
>>> should care about <hidden> in d80211, but I don't think we can remove it
>>> from ieee80211 either.
>> Use of '<hidden>' is just not acceptable. IMHO, it should be removed
>> from everywhere, including net/ieee80211. The sooner this is done, the
>> better.
>
> You're probably right. Lets just pull it out of ieee80211 and be done.
Before it gets pulled, please look at this patch.

Larry

=======================================


When an AP has a hidden SSID, ieee80211 fails, at least with wpa_supplicant,
which searches through the scan data looking for a particular ssid. Because
ieee80211 has substituted a false ssid, namely "<hidden>", wpa_supplicant
cannot authenticate. This behavior is fixed by adding a new argument to
ieee80211_translate_scan that contains the expected ssid. A new routine,
ieee80211_wx_get_scan_essid, has an additional argument that contains the essid
of the AP that wpa_supplicant is trying to find. The existing routine,
ieee80211_wx_get_scan, calls the new one with the false ssid. The code in
ieee80211softmac is also modified to use the new routine and has been tested
with bcm43xx.

Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
---
Index: linux-2.6/include/net/ieee80211.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/include/net/ieee80211.h
+++ linux-2.6/include/net/ieee80211.h
@@ -946,6 +946,11 @@ struct ieee80211_network {
struct list_head list;
};

+struct ieee80211_essid {
+ u8 len;
+ char data[IW_ESSID_MAX_SIZE];
+};
+
enum ieee80211_state {
IEEE80211_UNINITIALIZED = 0,
IEEE80211_INITIALIZED,
@@ -1296,6 +1301,10 @@ extern const struct ieee80211_channel *i
extern int ieee80211_wx_get_scan(struct ieee80211_device *ieee,
struct iw_request_info *info,
union iwreq_data *wrqu, char *key);
+extern int ieee80211_wx_get_scan_essid(struct ieee80211_device *ieee,
+ struct iw_request_info *info,
+ union iwreq_data *wrqu, char *key,
+ struct ieee80211_essid *essid);
extern int ieee80211_wx_set_encode(struct ieee80211_device *ieee,
struct iw_request_info *info,
union iwreq_data *wrqu, char *key);
Index: linux-2.6/net/ieee80211/ieee80211_wx.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/net/ieee80211/ieee80211_wx.c
+++ linux-2.6/net/ieee80211/ieee80211_wx.c
@@ -44,7 +44,8 @@ static const char *ieee80211_modes[] = {
#define MAX_CUSTOM_LEN 64
static char *ieee80211_translate_scan(struct ieee80211_device *ieee,
char *start, char *stop,
- struct ieee80211_network *network)
+ struct ieee80211_network *network,
+ struct ieee80211_essid *essid)
{
char custom[MAX_CUSTOM_LEN];
char *p;
@@ -65,10 +66,10 @@ static char *ieee80211_translate_scan(st
iwe.cmd = SIOCGIWESSID;
iwe.u.data.flags = 1;
if (network->flags & NETWORK_EMPTY_ESSID) {
- iwe.u.data.length = sizeof("<hidden>");
- start = iwe_stream_add_point(start, stop, &iwe, "<hidden>");
+ iwe.u.data.length = min(essid->len, (u8) IW_ESSID_MAX_SIZE);
+ start = iwe_stream_add_point(start, stop, &iwe, essid->data);
} else {
- iwe.u.data.length = min(network->ssid_len, (u8) 32);
+ iwe.u.data.length = min(network->ssid_len, (u8) IW_ESSID_MAX_SIZE);
start = iwe_stream_add_point(start, stop, &iwe, network->ssid);
}

@@ -247,9 +248,15 @@ static char *ieee80211_translate_scan(st

#define SCAN_ITEM_SIZE 128

-int ieee80211_wx_get_scan(struct ieee80211_device *ieee,
+static struct ieee80211_essid hidden_essid = {
+ .len = sizeof ("<hidden>"),
+ .data = {"<hidden>"},
+};
+
+int ieee80211_wx_get_scan_essid(struct ieee80211_device *ieee,
struct iw_request_info *info,
- union iwreq_data *wrqu, char *extra)
+ union iwreq_data *wrqu, char *extra,
+ struct ieee80211_essid *essid)
{
struct ieee80211_network *network;
unsigned long flags;
@@ -272,7 +279,7 @@ int ieee80211_wx_get_scan(struct ieee802

if (ieee->scan_age == 0 ||
time_after(network->last_scanned + ieee->scan_age, jiffies))
- ev = ieee80211_translate_scan(ieee, ev, stop, network);
+ ev = ieee80211_translate_scan(ieee, ev, stop, network, essid);
else
IEEE80211_DEBUG_SCAN("Not showing network '%s ("
MAC_FMT ")' due to age (%dms).\n",
@@ -294,6 +301,13 @@ int ieee80211_wx_get_scan(struct ieee802
return err;
}

+int ieee80211_wx_get_scan(struct ieee80211_device *ieee,
+ struct iw_request_info *info,
+ union iwreq_data *wrqu, char *extra)
+{
+ return ieee80211_wx_get_scan_essid(ieee, info, wrqu, extra, &hidden_essid);
+}
+
int ieee80211_wx_set_encode(struct ieee80211_device *ieee,
struct iw_request_info *info,
union iwreq_data *wrqu, char *keybuf)
@@ -834,6 +848,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(ieee80211_wx_set_encodeext
EXPORT_SYMBOL(ieee80211_wx_get_encodeext);

EXPORT_SYMBOL(ieee80211_wx_get_scan);
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(ieee80211_wx_get_scan_essid);
EXPORT_SYMBOL(ieee80211_wx_set_encode);
EXPORT_SYMBOL(ieee80211_wx_get_encode);

Index: linux-2.6/net/ieee80211/softmac/ieee80211softmac_wx.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/net/ieee80211/softmac/ieee80211softmac_wx.c
+++ linux-2.6/net/ieee80211/softmac/ieee80211softmac_wx.c
@@ -37,6 +37,10 @@ ieee80211softmac_wx_trigger_scan(struct
char *extra)
{
struct ieee80211softmac_device *sm = ieee80211_priv(net_dev);
+ struct iw_scan_req *req = (struct iw_scan_req *) extra;
+
+ sm->scan_essid.len = req->essid_len;
+ memcpy(sm->scan_essid.data, req->essid, req->essid_len);
return ieee80211softmac_start_scan(sm);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(ieee80211softmac_wx_trigger_scan);
@@ -59,7 +63,7 @@ ieee80211softmac_wx_get_scan_results(str
return -EAGAIN;
}
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&sm->lock, flags);
- return ieee80211_wx_get_scan(sm->ieee, info, data, extra);
+ return ieee80211_wx_get_scan_essid(sm->ieee, info, data, extra, &sm->scan_essid);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(ieee80211softmac_wx_get_scan_results);

Index: linux-2.6/include/net/ieee80211softmac.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/include/net/ieee80211softmac.h
+++ linux-2.6/include/net/ieee80211softmac.h
@@ -209,6 +209,10 @@ struct ieee80211softmac_device {

/* we'll need something about beacons here too, for AP or ad-hoc modes */

+ /* keep track of the essid for scanning so that we can associate with
+ * APs that are hidden */
+ struct ieee80211_essid scan_essid;
+
/* Transmission rates to be used by the driver.
* The SoftMAC figures out the best possible rates.
* The driver just needs to read them.
-
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