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       hostapd - IEEE 802.11 AP, IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP/RADIUS Authenticator


       hostapd [-hdBKtv] [-P <PID file>] <configuration file(s)>


       This manual page documents briefly the hostapd daemon.

       hostapd is a user space daemon for access point and authentication servers.  It implements
       IEEE 802.11 access point management, IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP  Authenticators  and  RADIUS
       authentication   server.    The   current   version  supports  Linux  (Host  AP,  madwifi,
       mac80211-based drivers) and FreeBSD (net80211).

       hostapd is designed to be a "daemon" program that runs in the background and acts  as  the
       backend component controlling authentication.  hostapd supports separate frontend programs
       and an example text-based frontend, hostapd_cli, is included with hostapd.


       A summary of options is included below.  For a complete description, run hostapd from  the
       command line.

       -h     Show usage.

       -d     Show more debug messages.

       -dd    Show even more debug messages.

       -B     Run daemon in the background.

       -P <PID file>
              Path to PID file.

       -K     Include key data in debug messages.

       -t     Include timestamps in some debug messages.

       -v     Show hostapd version.




       hostapd was written by Jouni Malinen <>.

       This  manual page was written by Faidon Liambotis <>, for the Debian project
       (but may be used by others).