hostapd - 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, Prism54 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.
-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.
hostapd was written by Jouni Malinen <email@example.com>.
This manual page was written by Faidon Liambotis <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for
the Debian project (but may be used by others).