I believe it only does it when you set scan_ssid=1.

-a
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On 3 October 2014 03:26, Julian H. Stacey <j...@berklix.com> wrote:
>> On 2 October 2014 16:30, Julian H. Stacey <j...@berklix.com> wrote:
>> > http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28891937
>> > "smartphones and tablets regularly broadcast the SSIDs (service set
>> > identifiers), or names, of those networks. "
>> >
>> > Does FreeBSD also periodically transmit all SSIDs its knows of ?
>
> Adrian Chadd wrote:
>> Depends if wpa_supplicant is configured to do active scanning or not.
>> -a
>
> Sorry, I don't understand ?  On latest current:
>
> man wpa_supplicant has no '-a'
> & There is no word `active` in man wpa_supplicant.conf
>
> I see with default scan_ssid=0 FreeBSD sends a broadcast Probe Request frame.
> If some network blocks within a wpa_supplicant.conf have
>         scan_ssid=1
> then does FreeBSD actively sequence through sending
> directed Probe Request frames with known net names ?
>
> Or are you refering to
>         ap_scan
> or some other command ?
>
> Cheers,
> Julian
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