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NAME

     wlan_xauth - External authenticator support for 802.11 devices

SYNOPSIS

     device wlan_xauth

DESCRIPTION

     The wlan_xauth module is a wlan(4) authenticator plugin 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.

     This module is automatically loaded by the rc script that normally starts
     hostapd(8).

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.