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



hostapd_cli [commands]


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.


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.
  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.
  Display the full license for hostapd_cli.
quit Exit hostapd_cli.


hostapd.conf(5), hostapd(8)


The hostapd_cli utility first appeared in FreeBSD 6.0 .


The hostapd_cli utility was written by Jouni Malinen <Mt j@w1.fi>. This manual page is derived from the README file included in the hostapd distribution.

HOSTAPD_CLI (8) June 16, 2005

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