[arch-general] hostapd + ap_isolate
arch at eckner.net
Sat Oct 23 11:35:09 UTC 2021
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On Sat, 23 Oct 2021, Uwe Sauter via arch-general wrote:
>>> Does the following quote, copied from
>>> https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Network_Debugging#Tcpdump, relevant?
>>> they can only see outbound packets the firewall passes through:
>>> Perhaps you should disable the firewall, or loosen it, while debugging.
>> Thanks for the hint, but it does not apply: (one of) the clients doesn't
>> even have a firewall enabled and I still cannot see the packages. To me,
>> it looks, like it doesn't even try to send the pings, because it maybe
>> thinks, the target is not reachable anyways ...
> From my experience, tcpdump connects to the interface and you will see all
> traffic regardless of firewall settings, given you have the permissions.
> In your case I'd first verify that layer 2 is working correctly (layer 2 is
> ethernet or wifi). So I'd use the utilities provided by "wpa_supplicant" or
> "iw" to see if the "hardware connection" is working as expected.
> If your wifi card didn't connect on layer 2 it has no reasons to configure
> layer 3 (IP, IPv6) and above.
Well, layer 2 works, if it is needed for connections between the client
and the access point.
Layer 2 should already see mac addresses, right? Can you point me to a
command, which scans on layer 2 for all macs? I seem to only find how to
see the available access points (which works as expected) and using nmap
to ping around - which fails as expected :-/
Do you know any command to query the interface regarding routing
information (similar to what `ip route` does on layer 3 for the whole
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