allow WLAN-access in certain offices only

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Apr 28 17:18:47 CEST 2021

On Apr 28, 2021, at 3:31 AM, radius.pkoch at wrote:
> thanks very much again for your last reply. It contained almost everyhing I needed to solve my problem.

  That's good.

> I feel I must emphazise that FreeRadius is free software at its best: Very easy installation. Whatever a Radius Server might be able to do - FreeRadius can do it. If one needs 100% precice information about what's going on, the source code will show you. It even has functionality that I did not expect. For example beeing a DHCP-server that reads its configuration data dynamically from an SQL database. Or OTP-support via a an easy to use interface. With all that functionality I would not wonder if FreeRadius-configuration was very time-consuming. But it isn't and the default configration supports most use cases out of the box. Very impressive!


> And - most remarkable - your are giving excellent free (in the sense of free beer) support on this mailing lists. Even to people like me that have crude requirements. Be assured that I have read all the informationen you mentioned (including compatibility.html and every single line of dozens of radiusd -X outputs) and they were very helpful.
> I even like the tone on this list and the information about it on the registration page.

  We try to be polite, but straightforward.

> As the subject of this thread is "allow WLAN-access in certain offices only" and this problem is already solved by clever using he SQL-capabilities of FreeRadius, I will explain the way I found to support our OTP-token in a new thread.
> You pointed out that using location-specific and time-specific passwords give a very bad experience and that forcing users to use OTP-token is a terrible idea. If you or anybody else is interested to know why I believe that this nevertheless improves our situation - just let me know. That might give an interesting discussion. I'm just not sure wether you like to have such discussions on the FreeRadius mailing list.

  Sure.  I'd be interested in knowing what the user experience is like.

> Keep the good work going


  Alan DeKok.

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