From: Lars Viklund (lars.viklund_at_axis.com)
Date: 2002-04-08 09:46:40 UTC
> From: ben_at_netservers.co.uk [mailto:ben_at_netservers.co.uk]
> On 6 Apr 2002, Lars Viklund wrote:
> > > > The difficultly may come with encrypting and decrypting
> broadcast and
> > > > multicast frames unless all nodes on the network run
> your driver. At the
> > > > very least, clients will be unable able to make sense
> of broadcasts from
> > > > other clients unless they are using a common key.
> > It isn't a problem since the standard specifies how this
> should work.
> Quite right, it shouldn't be a problem. The standard
> specifically allows
> for per STA key mapping. Unfortunately all to many closed
> source drivers,
> cheap cards and lesser operating system don't seem to impliment the
> standard all that thoroughly, or at least don't provide any UI for
> configuring these features.
Sure, you obviously can't use per station keys for such stations. My point there are no problems with broadcast and multicast even if you use per station keys for just some of the stations.