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, madwifi, 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.
Show more debug messages.
Show even more debug messages.
Run daemon in the background.
-P <PID file>
Path to PID file.
Include key data in debug messages.
Include timestamps in some debug messages.
Show hostapd version.