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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.