Calling station id has SSID in it

Alex Sharaz alex.sharaz at
Wed Jun 15 19:04:23 CEST 2016

Yup did wonder how useful the called address would be from a remote site 

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> On 15 Jun 2016, at 16:39, Matthew Newton <mcn4 at> wrote:
> 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
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