HOSTAPD_CLI(8) MidnightBSD System Manager’s Manual HOSTAPD_CLI(8)

NAME

hostapd_cli — text-based frontend program for interacting with hostapd(8)

SYNOPSIS

hostapd_cli [commands]

DESCRIPTION

The hostapd_cli utility is a text-based frontend program for interacting with hostapd(8). It is used to query the current status.

The hostapd_cli utility can show the current authentication status, dot11 and dot1x MIBs, etc.

The hostapd_cli utility supports two modes: interactive and command line. Both modes share the same command set.

Interactive mode is started when hostapd_cli is executed without any parameters on the command line. Commands are then entered from the controlling terminal in response to the hostapd_cli prompt. In command line mode, the same commands are entered as command line arguments.

COMMANDS

The following commands may be supplied on the command line or at a prompt when operating interactively.

mib

Report MIB variables (dot1x, dot11) for the current interface.

sta addr

Report the MIB variables for the associated station with MAC address addr.

all_sta

Report the MIB variables for all associated stations.

help

Show usage help.

interface [ifname]

Show available interfaces and/or set the current interface when multiple are available.

level debug_level

Change the debugging level in hostapd(8). Larger numbers generate more messages.

license

Display the full license for hostapd_cli.

quit

Exit hostapd_cli.

SEE ALSO

hostapd.conf(5), hostapd(8)

HISTORY

The hostapd_cli utility first appeared in FreeBSD 6.0.

AUTHORS

The hostapd_cli utility was written by Jouni Malinen 〈jkmaline@cc.hut.fi〉. This manual page is derived from the README file included in the hostapd distribution.

MidnightBSD 0.3 June 16, 2005 MidnightBSD 0.3