repeated re-auth attempts from OSX

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Aug 9 09:59:46 CEST 2016

On Aug 8, 2016, at 1:02 PM, Dave Hanlon <dave.hanlon at> wrote:
> I have configured a freeradius (v2.2.0) server under Ubuntu server 16.04.1 which is connected to the domain and can successfully authenticate users in AD as checked with radtest, wbinfo and ntlm_auth tests along with 2 windows workstations using difference versions of OS.
> I’m using PEAP with certificate authentication added through group policy and all working fine with Windows.

  That's good.

> However, on first connection from the macbook, it seems to request re-authentication a random number of times (10 or so?), each time receiving an ‘Access-Accept’ message.
> It will then become stable and settle and remain connected after these initial attempts.

  That's often radio level issues, or client issues.  It's really outside of the control of FreeRADIUS.

  All EAP authentication is started by the client.  And if the client starts EAP 10 times in a row... well... no amount of poking FreeRADIUS will fix the client.

  Alan DeKok.

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