> 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 ?

Adrian Chadd top posted:

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

OK, Thanks.  I submitted a draft caution for the manual.

Cheers,
Julian
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