Malformed RADIUS packet from host

rsg ranil.santhish at
Thu May 29 16:08:00 CEST 2008

Hi Alan,

Many thanks...

It really helped me narrowing down the scope of the problem.

Very likely it's because of a  buggy kernel being used by the home
RADIUS server.

I've tested with a different kernel version and didn't receive any
malformed packets. with the buggy OS, roughly 20% of malformed
incidents are guaranteed.


On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 12:59 PM, Alan DeKok <aland at> wrote:
> rsg wrote:
>> I agree it's not a RADIUS server. It's a WAP gateway running on Kannel
>> with  minimal support for RADIUS as described by
>  Nit-picking games aren't necessary.  If it's supposed to receive
> Accounting-Request packets and send Accounting-Response packets, it's
> supposed to be a RADIUS server.
>  In any case, it's not a STANDARDS COMPLIANT RADIUS server, if that
> sounds better.
>> I understand your point. However, there's no better alternative for the moment.
>  Then fix their code.  It's broken.
>  Alan DeKok.
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