Allowing any NAS to connect to my radiusd.
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Fri Jul 15 13:09:35 CEST 2005
On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 11:42:57 +0100
"Guy Davies" <Guy.Davies at telindus.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi Marcin,
> You can create a subnet in clients.conf (e.g. 10.10.10.0/24) that can
> use the same key. I think that doing 0.0.0.0/0 would be a very bad plan
> since it only requires that an attacker know the shared key to be able
> to send valid requests. Since all your devices are matched by a single
> entry then *all* your devices by definition must use the same key
Good point, they'd need the same key.
> becomes more likely that the knowledge of that key will "get out" and
> you'll have the tedious task (if you even notice) of changing the secret
> key on every single NAS.
> If you can constrain it to a small subnet, then that's slightly better
> (although still somewhat risky).
> The best method is to have individual clients listed with *unique* keys
> per client (yes, I know this is a real pain but if you want security
> this is about the best you can do with the limited security afforded by
> the shared key).
I know how things work, I was just wondering about the approach since that would make some things easier for me.
What other risks does one run when others to query your radiusd ?
I dont think dictionary checks are that useful since passwords and username are all pretty long and use special characters.
Could this have a more serious impact on the server like DOS or such ?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: freeradius-users-bounces at lists.freeradius.org
> > [mailto:freeradius-users-bounces at lists.freeradius.org] On
> > Behalf Of Marcin Jessa
> > Sent: 15 July 2005 11:29
> > To: FreeRadius
> > Subject: Allowing any NAS to connect to my radiusd.
> > Hi.
> > I would like to allow any NAS IP to connect to my radius
> > server restricting connections from NAS only with shared
> > secret - username and password. Is it possible to use 0.0.0.0
> > or ANY in clients.conf/SQL nas table ? What are the security
> > issues having an open setup like that ?
> > Cheers
> > Marcin Jessa.
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