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NAME

     wlan_xauth - External authenticator support for 802.11 devices

SYNOPSIS

     device wlan_xauth

DESCRIPTION

     The wlan_xauth module implements an authenticator plugin that is intended
     for use with user-mode authentication implementations such as hostapd.
     It hooks into the 802.11 layer and does nothing.  As a result, 802.11
     stations that associate are not authorized to send or receive frames
     until they are authorized by an external agent; typically using a
     protocol such as WPA, 802.1x, or 802.11i.  The wlan_xauth module is an
     802.11 authenticator plugin module for use by the wlan(4) module.  This
     module is automatically loaded if an application configures an 802.11
     device for operation as an AP with WPA or 802.1x authentication.

SEE ALSO

     wlan(4)

STANDARDS

     More information can be found in the IEEE 802.11, WPA, and 802.11i
     Standards.

HISTORY

     The wlan_xauth driver first appeared in FreeBSD 6.0.