HOSTAPD(8)              (April  7, 2005)               HOSTAPD(8)

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

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

     DESCRIPTION
          This manual page documents briefly the hostapd daemon.

          hostapd is a user space daemon for access point and authen-
          tication 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.

     OPTIONS
          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.

     SEE ALSO
          hostapd_cli(1).

     AUTHOR
          hostapd was written by Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>.

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

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