first authentification fail second one works

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Jan 7 13:52:59 CET 2011

Markus Burghart wrote:
> But I want to perform my authentifications while the system is currently
> booting because i use a LDAP Directory Server and i can't login against
> the LDAP Server if i haven't got a running Network-Connection (i will
> get the Connection if the 802.1X Authentification is successful.
> So i use wpa supplicant on Linux and w2secure on Windows to perform the
> Authentification while my system boots.

  That should work.

> But the debug mode tells me, at the first authentification test, that
> i'm running in a access-challenge (no reasons were given). Now, if i
> wait one minute and do nothing while waiting this time, i get a
> access-accept packet.

  All EAP / 802.1X is driven by the client PC.  If it stops at
Access-Challenge, it's because the client PC stops.

> Can you tell me why this happens and what can i do, that the
> authentification works with the first run while the system is still
> booting and so i could login to my operating system.

  Fix the client PC to keep going.

  Alan DeKok.

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