Android and iOS and session-timeout with EAP

Mark Williams martialstudy at
Mon Sep 26 17:52:16 CEST 2016

We're seeing similar issues in our environment here. Some iOS devices reauth as often as once every 12 seconds. We're still looking into it.

However, as Anirudh said, it's shouldn't be a FreeRADIUS problem.

From: Freeradius-Users < at> on behalf of Anirudh Malhotra <8zero2ops at>
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Subject: Re: Android and iOS and session-timeout with EAP

Blame the NAS radius just entertains requests

On Monday 26 September 2016, Clayton Knorr <clayton.knorr at>

> Does anybody know if Android and iOS just automatically try to
> reauthenticate after an hour or so (using PEAP or similar) regardless of
> what the session-timeout value is set to? I have been adjusting the value
> and I can see that the value is being sent in the reply. It seems like
> Windows is staying connected without reauthenticating early but Android and
> iOS do.
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