man hostapd Command

Man page for apt-get hostapd Command

Man Page for hostapd in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man hostapd

Man Hostapd  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man hostapd in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man hostapd

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

HOSTAPD(8)                                                                     hostapd                                                                    HOSTAPD(8)

hostapd IEEE 802.11 AP, IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP/RADIUS Authenticator

hostapd [ hdBKtv] [ P <PID file>] <configuration file(s)>

This manual page documents briefly the hostapd daemon.

hostapd is a user space daemon for access point and authentication servers. It implements IEEE 802.11 access point management, IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP
Authenticators and RADIUS authentication server. The current version supports Linux (Host AP, madwifi, Prism54 drivers) and FreeBSD (net80211).

hostapd is designed to be a "daemon" program that runs in the background and acts as the backend component controlling authentication. hostapd supports sep Äê
arate frontend programs and an example text based frontend, hostapd_cli, is included with hostapd.

A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, run hostapd from the command line.

h Show usage.

d Show more debug messages.

dd Show even more debug messages.

B Run daemon in the background.

P <PID file>
Path to PID file.

K Include key data in debug messages.

t Include timestamps in some debug messages.

v Show hostapd version.


hostapd was written by Jouni Malinen <>.

This manual page was written by Faidon Liambotis <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

hostapd April 7, 2005 HOSTAPD(8)-

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