caching mechanisms and clean disconnect

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Nov 16 18:00:04 CET 2006

"Josh Shamir" <josh.shamir at> wrote:
> When i connect a client 1 to my system all works fine, except for the time
> taked by authentication process,
> i'm using WinXP SP2 build-in supplicant. (How I can speed up this
> procedure?Could you suggest me some opensource supplicant?)

  SecureW2 is one, but I don't know if it will help.

> The problem is that when I disconnect client 1 from my system (just
> connecting my client to another network) and then i reconnect client1 to the
> system the WPA authentication failed for about 10 minutes.After this time
> authentication of client 1 works fine.

  And what does the output of "radiusd -X" say?  Is it rejecting the

> So I think that this fact is caused by some cache mechanism used by
> freeradius.


> How can I make sure that a Client is disconnected in clean way and remove
> his session after it has disconnected inside Freeradius?

  You don't.  FreeRADIUS doesn't cache sessions that way.  Old
sessions don't affect new sessions unless you configure it that way.

  Alan DeKok.
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