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FS#55035 - [wpa_supplicant] Enable Fast Transition (802.11r) support in build

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Toke Høiland-Jørgensen (tohojo) - Friday, 04 August 2017, 21:17 GMT
Last edited by Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion) - Monday, 09 October 2017, 08:53 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The currently shipped version of wpa_supplicant does not set CONFIG_IEEE80211R in the config file, meaning that Fast Transition mode is unavailable, and attempts to enable FT-EAP or FT-PSK key_mgmt modes in the config fails.

Would it be possible to add this config option? Fast Transition is very useful for networks that support it :)

Thanks in advance.

Additional info:
* package version(s): 2.6-7

Steps to reproduce:

1. Install wpa_supplicant
2. Set key_mgmt=FT-PSK or FT-EAP in a network config
3. wpa_supplicant fails to start.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Monday, 09 October 2017, 08:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  wpa_supplicant 2.6-10
Comment by Christian Ekstam (cekstam) - Saturday, 12 August 2017, 08:49 GMT
I would like to ask for this change also. Ubiquiti is rolling out 802.11r-support in their 5.6-controller, Cisco and Aruba has had it in place for quite a while and both iOS/macOS and Windows are supporting it client side in the latest releases.

Comment by Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion) - Sunday, 03 September 2017, 18:17 GMT
For the record, it is already enabled in [testing]. Feel welcome to test it.

Note that I'm not moving it to stable yet as I'm fighting with issues caused by OpenSSL 1.1.