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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,  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).