Re: Ethernet type 0x888e : filter ?

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-05-13 18:22:39 UTC

On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 06:45:21PM +0200, Dominique Blas wrote:

> Curiously where xsupplicant sends a 802.1x packet (Ethernet type 0x888e)
> nothing is received on the HostAP side whereas ARP, IP, etc packets are
> correctly received.
> Is there a "filter" in HostAP that could allowed only "regular" types to be
> accepted ?

There is no explicit filter for different types, but the frame encapsulation/decapsulation code (which is handling snap header) is quite limited at the moment. I have received a patch for IPX support for similar problems and I'll try to also check other possible encapsulation types when applying this patch. This will hopefully also fix this problem.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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