hostapd_cli man page

hostapd_cli — hostapd command-line interface

Synopsis

hostapd_cli [-p<path>] [-i<ifname>] [-a<path>] [-hvB] [command..]

Description

This manual page documents briefly the hostapd_cli utility.

hostapd_cli is a command-line interface for 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. For more information about hostapd refer to the hostapd(8) man page.

Options

A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, run hostapd_cli from the command line.

-p<path>

Path to find control sockets.

Default: /var/run/hostapd

-i<ifname>

Interface to listen on.

Default: first interface found in socket path.

-a<path>
Run in daemon mode executing the action file based on events from hostapd.
-B
Run a daemon in the background.
-h
Show usage.
-v
Show hostapd_cli version.

Commands

A summary of commands is included below. For a complete description, run hostapd_cli from the command line.

mib
Get MIB variables (dot1x, dot11, radius).
sta <addr>
Get MIB variables for one station.
all_sta
Get MIB variables for all stations.
help
Get usage help.
interface [ifname]
Show interfaces/select interface.
level <debug level>
Change debug level.
license
Show full hostapd_cli license.
quit
Exit hostapd_cli.

See Also

hostapd(8).

Author

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

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

Referenced By

hostapd(8).

April 7, 2005 hostapd_cli hostapd command-line interface