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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 <email@example.com>. This manual page was written by Faidon Liambotis <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).