Authentication either username or mac address

Mohammad Mahefooz mahefooz4u at
Tue Dec 4 15:04:21 CET 2018

Well Alan, I've seen your attitude in this mailing thread when answering
these kind of questions. Anyway I believe I was very clear even with
example, still if you think it's a vague question, let it be. I think there
is no point of coming here for help.

- Mohammad

On Tue, 4 Dec, 2018, 7:29 PM Alan DeKok <aland at wrote:

> On Dec 4, 2018, at 8:44 AM, Mohammad Mahefooz <mahefooz4u at>
> wrote:
> >
> > In radcheck table, if we use email address as value in User-Name
> > attribute, user can login with his email address as username. In case if
> we
> > use MAC as value in User-Name attiribute, user can login using MAC
> > authentication. As of now, we can use 'only' either value. Requirement is
> > to enable user to use both. He can login with either email or MAC. Just
> > found the below solution suggested in one of the forum. Would like to
> know
> > if it is feasible?
>   Well, it doesn't let the user log in with the *User-Name* set to either
> the name or the MAC address.  It lets a user log in with one User-Name, but
> multiple devices.  And, where the MAC address is set automatically in the
> Calling-Station-Id attribute.
>   As with anything, you have to define the requirements.  Then, the
> solution usually becomes clear.
>   If the user logs in with the User-Name set to the MAC address, then you
> don't know who the real user is.
>   Again, you're asking for a solution, but you don't really know what you
> want to do.  Define the problem first.
>   What do you want to allow the user to have in the User-Name attribute?
>   Is the MAC in the Calling-Station-Id attribute?  (LOOK IN THE DEBUG
>   etc.
>   You can't just post a question saying "I want to do stuff", and expect
> us to come up with a solution.  Vague questions get vague answers.
> Detailed questions get detailed answers.
>   Alan DeKok.
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