Calling station id has SSID in it

Matthew Newton mcn4 at
Wed Jun 15 17:39:29 CEST 2016

On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 04:19:44PM +0100, Alex Sharaz wrote:
>> called-station should be a MAC but some NAS devices may be
>> configured for other random values - such as the IP of the
>> called-station.....  you cannot assume its a MAC address.... if
>> you do you COULD convert it to a pseudo-MAC if you really
>> need/want to
> Just haven't seen this before. iI'll work something out

Oh, we see all sorts of crap coming from other eduroam sites.

Just try and sort it to something standard if possible (i.e.
canonicalise MAC addresses), then log it as-is. It's mostly a
waste of time trying to do any more IMO. Called-Station-Id doesn't
really mean anything to you from a remote site unless you need to
report something to them, then you can just quote it back verbatim.


Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at>

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

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