Ignoring request to auth address *

James Ngo james.ngobui at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 17:30:50 CET 2020

Hello Alan,
Thank you for your advice.
I just have some findings, hopefully it's useful for anyone in the similar settings
We have total of 5 UAP-AC-Pro (Access Point) which is controlled by a CloudKey software system
Each of the 5 AP above has different IP address. The Cloudkey has different IP address than the above 5 APs
In the Clients.conf file (/etc/freeradius/3.0/clients.conf)
You must add ALL of the Access Points's IP address and the Cloudkey's IP address. This will make the Freeradius work without saying some "Ignoring from auth address..." problem. DONE!

Could I now ask for your instruction again:
I heard there is LAMP stack that install PHP, MYSQL, APACHE2 to control Freeradius with user interface. Or there is something call Dolaradius as well?
Could you please recommend me one guide, step-by-step how to install and config those to work with Freeradius?
Thank you all of your support, you guys have been great!

-----Original Message-----
From: Freeradius-Users <freeradius-users-bounces+james.ngobui=gmail.com at lists.freeradius.org> On Behalf Of Alan DeKok
Sent: January 22, 2020 4:32 AM
To: FreeRadius users mailing list <freeradius-users at lists.freeradius.org>
Subject: Re: Ignoring request to auth address *

On Jan 22, 2020, at 2:48 AM, James Ngo <james.ngobui at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am newbie with Freeradius so hopefully, you could extend your 
> patience with my question
> I setup FreeRadius server on Ubuntu 18.04. Update and everything went OK.
> Setup the client and user all OK

  That's good.

> In the sudo freeradius -X, the status keeps saying
> ----Ignoring request to auth address * port 1812 bound to server 
> default from unknown client 192.168.x.xxx  port xxxxx ----

  The client isn't listed in the clients.conf file.

> I have allowed the ufw as

  If the server says "unknown client", then the firewall is passing packets correctly.

> My Client is the Access point, as in the "client.conf" file
> Client AP {
> ipaddr = 192.168.x.xxx
> secret = test111
> }
> Any idea what I am missing in here?

  Either you're editing the wrong file, or the IP addresses don't match.

  Run the server in debugging mode, and read ALL of the output.  It will print out the client configuration, including IP addresses of all clients.

  Alan DeKok.

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