Wi-Fi MAC OSX occascionally fails

Matthew Newton mcn4 at leicester.ac.uk
Wed Feb 10 01:23:39 CET 2016

On Tue, Feb 09, 2016 at 05:46:27PM -0500, Doug Berman wrote:
> as a client to the radius server. What's frustrating is sometimes I'm able
> to use 802.1x EAP/PEAP just fine on my MAC and other times, it fails. I've
> looked through the radius debug and I can't find anything that stands out
> that calls my attention. Snipits for the file "users" and "clients.conf"
> and the debug is below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Try and capture the output of radiusd -X when it fails. The debug
output isn't of much use because it all (from the FreeRADIUS side
anyway) succeeded just fine.

If it's just you using it, just run it in -X outputting to a file
until it breaks so you can capture the debug.

If the broken auth still says Access-Accept in the debug, you need
to be looking elsewhere for the problem.

> [eap] EAP Identity
> [eap] processing type md5
> rlm_eap_md5: Issuing Challenge

However, save yourself one round trip. Change the default eap type
in the eap module configuration from md5 to peap.

> Sending Access-Accept of id 102 to port 56313

You should also install and use version 3.0.11. Version 2 is end
of life now, so there's no point starting out and learning on
something obsolete. 2.1.12 is ancient.


Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at le.ac.uk>

Systems Specialist, Infrastructure Services,
I.T. Services, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

For IT help contact helpdesk extn. 2253, <ithelp at le.ac.uk>

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