Multiple Locations and configuring 2 different methods of Access

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Apr 19 20:39:39 CEST 2006

James <list-freeradius at> wrote:
> Im not quite sure what you mean, I know that:
> 1. The gateway has accounting "on" and every 3 minutes it updates the 
> RADIUS with packets containing the sessions of connected users and any 
> related data. (this might be a yes to your answer, but I am not quite sure)

  It's a "yes" to my question.  Your original post said only that the
portal did authentication.  It said nothing about the gateway doing

> 2. The gateway checks with the RADIUS server if a user is allowed to use 
> the internet and also how much time he is allowed to use.

  You said that everyone gets authenticated through the web portal.
Why?  It's not necessary to authenticate people twice.  It causes
problems, as you've seen.

  You don't need the web portal authentication, unless it's for some
other purpose you're not saying.

  Alan DeKok.

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