Freeradius + TLS for Wifi networks

Moonshi Mohsenruddin mmoonshi at
Fri Aug 5 16:15:41 CEST 2005

Thank you for the feedback Kris! I truly appreciate it.
I shall send the HOWTO to you in a separate email. 


On Wed, 2005-08-03 at 08:21 -0700, Kris Benson wrote:
> mmoonshi at on August 3, 2005 at 03:51 -0800 wrote:
> >However, I noticed that we have had multiple dropped connections from
> >Windows XP Pro with the Planet WAP-4000 and 3Com Office Connect Wireless
> >Access Points every 30 to 45 minutes but the freeradius server logs does
> >not show any errors.
> Remember: the logs only show what is sent to the radius server -- if the
> WAP doesn't send an accounting packet or authentication packet, nothing
> will be in your logs.
> >
> >I don't think this is a freeradius issue but I need to verify with
> >someone that this is not a radius related problem. 
> >
> It doesn't sound like it is.
> >
> >Is there any configuration parameters within freeradius that I can tweak
> >to debug and check that radius is not the one causing this problem?
> Well, if you start radius like so: "radiusd -X" it will output debug info
> to stdout.  It's rather complete information, but it only starts one
> process and may cause more output than you really want.
> >
> >Logically, I don't think it's a radius issue but I might be wrong.
> The only way it's a radius issue is if the machine is trying to
> reauthenticate, and radius is denying it the second time.  Of course, this
> would show up in the radius logs if your AP was doing the right thing.
> >
> >If there is anyone that would like to get a copy of our RADIUS + TLS
> >HOWTO documentation with to find out how we did this integration, please
> >send me a personal email and I will send the PDF copy over.
> I'd love to see your documentation -- we're in the process of writing our
> own now, and anything that might have some more "gotchas" is good.
> -kb
> --
> Kris Benson, CCP, I.S.P.
> Technical Analyst, District Projects
> School District #57 (Prince George)

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