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HOSTAPD_CLI(8) NetBSD System Manager's Manual HOSTAPD_CLI(8)
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hostapd_cli -- text-based frontend program for interacting with
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 con-
trolling terminal in response to the hostapd_cli prompt. In command line
mode, the same commands are entered as command line arguments.
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.
Report the MIB variables for the associated station with MAC
Report the MIB variables for all associated stations.
help Show usage help.
Show available interfaces and/or set the current interface when
multiple are available.
Change the debugging level in hostapd(8). Larger numbers gener-
ate more messages.
Display the full license for hostapd_cli.
quit Exit hostapd_cli.
The hostapd_cli utility first appeared in NetBSD 4.0.
The hostapd_cli utility was written by Jouni Malinen
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. This manual page is derived from the README file
included in the hostapd distribution.
NetBSD 8.0 June 16, 2005 NetBSD 8.0