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authorJohannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>2011-11-04 11:18:15 +0100
committerJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>2011-11-09 16:12:39 -0500
commit7f6cf311a594c1e7ca8120367dd1d4c685aabff1 (patch)
tree60308101541ba278a4dabd8a5884b5a0de3722eb /include/linux/nl80211.h
parent562a74803f4881772ba2375ec4e5aa0ad90f4caa (diff)
nl80211: add API to probe a client
When the AP SME in hostapd is used it wants to probe the clients when they have been idle for some time. Add explicit API to support this. Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com> Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/linux/nl80211.h')
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diff --git a/include/linux/nl80211.h b/include/linux/nl80211.h
index ff39e4b234d..901a70d327d 100644
--- a/include/linux/nl80211.h
+++ b/include/linux/nl80211.h
@@ -519,6 +519,14 @@
* If used as the command it must have an interface index and you can
* only unsubscribe from the event by closing the socket.
*
+ * @NL80211_CMD_PROBE_CLIENT: Probe an associated station on an AP interface
+ * by sending a null data frame to it and reporting when the frame is
+ * acknowleged. This is used to allow timing out inactive clients. Uses
+ * %NL80211_ATTR_IFINDEX and %NL80211_ATTR_MAC. The command returns a
+ * direct reply with an %NL80211_ATTR_COOKIE that is later used to match
+ * up the event with the request. The event includes the same data and
+ * has %NL80211_ATTR_ACK set if the frame was ACKed.
+ *
* @NL80211_CMD_MAX: highest used command number
* @__NL80211_CMD_AFTER_LAST: internal use
*/
@@ -650,6 +658,8 @@ enum nl80211_commands {
NL80211_CMD_UNEXPECTED_FRAME,
+ NL80211_CMD_PROBE_CLIENT,
+
/* add new commands above here */
/* used to define NL80211_CMD_MAX below */