request log line items

Betibeteka Beranduetxea artxitatel at
Thu May 12 13:15:19 CEST 2016

Thank you very much, we will upgrade our hardware soon and at same
time freeradius will be upgraded too.

I'll have a look at NAS doc and linelog module seems to do all we need.

Thanks again,

2016-05-12 12:51 GMT+02:00 Matthew Newton <mcn4 at>:
> On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 12:41:06PM +0200, Betibeteka Beranduetxea wrote:
>> We are using FreeRADIUS Version 2.1.12 and PEAP auth for wifi clients
>> since a quite long time.
> That is very old; you should really upgrade.
>> Could you explain what the lines in the log means? i.e, I'm getting
>> lines like this one:
>> Thu May 12 11:56:39 2016 : Auth: Login OK: [] (from client
>> xxxx08 port 0 cli C0-38-96-26-37-B3)
> OK.
>> Which obviously means that user has sucessful logon and comes from NAS xxxx08.
> Yes.
>> I guess the "port" part means the port at NAS, but this is less clear
>> for me, since we use freeradius exclusively for wifi access and I'm
>> getting some log lines with other ports.
> The port doesn't really mean much in a wireless context. It's
> whatever the the NAS sends in the NAS-Port attribute, so look at
> your NAS documentation to see what it means.
>> But the main problem for me is the "cli" part, I guessed this would be
>> some MAC address, may be the user's device one, may be NAS one, maybe
>> some NATing router's one, but none of these possibilities are yet
>> confirmed.
> Calling-Station-Id attribute.
>> After logging from my own laptop, that logged "MAC addres" is not my
>> laptop's one, nor NAS or router one so I'm now quite puzzled
> Most likely laptop wifi adapter MAC address, though depends on
> what the NAS sends.
> For more flexible logging than the built-in logging you should
> look at the "linelog" module. It can write logs out with whatever
> attributes you want.
> Cheers,
> Matthew
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