[OpenWrt-Devel] bridge doesn't forward eap frames

Michael Markusch markuschmichael at gmx.de
Mon Nov 24 12:07:13 EST 2014

Am 24.11.2014 um 07:09 schrieb Rafał Miłecki:
> On 24 November 2014 at 01:07, Felix Fietkau <nbd at openwrt.org> wrote:
>> On 2014-11-23 21:10, Michael Markusch wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> my WRT54GL with OpenWrt 12.09 doesn't forward eap frames in bridged
>>> ap-mode. Since kernel 3.2, there is a way to force a bridge forward eap
>>> frames.
>>> http://www.gremwell.com/linux_kernel_can_forward_802_1x
>>> If I look in the patches of the 12.09, I found a patch
>>> "bridge_no_eap_forward", which drops the eap frames.
>>> How can I forward eap frames?
>> What do you need this for?
> May I ask the other way? What do we need this patch for? When seeing
> such a non described patches, I'm always afraid one day noone will
> understand them ;)
I need this for 802.1x authentication on a multisession switch port
(authenticator). All supplicants go over the WRT54GL (lan or wlan) and
authenticated on the switch port. The WRT54GL operates like a
transparent bridge.

Is there a way to do this?

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