AW: Mobile phone authentification

Marc.Schlueter at Marc.Schlueter at
Wed Aug 24 15:10:14 CEST 2005

Well, thank you for the correction.

Actually a radius server IS involved in authentication process of mobile terminals, no operator could live without it.
Nevertheless after further investigation I found out that a radius server wouldn't help me in my scenario without a connection to the operators network (the relevant entity is called GGSN).


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: freeradius-users-bounces at [mailto:freeradius-users-bounces at] Im Auftrag von Alan DeKok
Gesendet: Dienstag, 23. August 2005 20:03
An: FreeRadius users mailing list
Betreff: Re: Mobile phone authentification 

<Marc.Schlueter at> wrote:
> I'd like to use FREERADIUS as an authentification method for mobile 
> phones, but I'm not sure

  First, it's not "authentification", it's "authentication", without an "f".

> Now I was told that RADIUS is the solution. RADIUS is able to detect 
> the actual sender information and delivers this information to the 
> proxy/gateway which is then able to insert the missing value into the 
> sender-header and everybody's happy ;)
> Someone was able to follow my thoughts?

  Nope.  RADIUS doesn't "detect sender information".

  I'm not sure you understand what RADIUS does.  It's just authentication and accounting, for the most part.  It doesn't appear to be involved at all in the scenario you described.

  Alan DeKok.
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