FreeRadius Ignoring request to auth address

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Oct 6 21:28:57 CEST 2021

On Oct 6, 2021, at 3:02 PM, Benjamin Diehl <benjamin.diehl at> wrote:
> I thought I had put the IP address 172.xx.x.x/18 in the correct spot for it to allow any requests from my APs through and be authorized but I keep getting this error.

  The "correct spot" is following the documentation and examples.  Let's see...

> Ignoring request to auth address * port 1812 bound to server default from unknown client port 52623 proto udp

  So you deleted / edited the default "localhost" client, and broke the server.

> Anyone have any ideas exactly where I am supposed to put my information in?

  In the clients.conf file.  As documented.

> This is where I placed in it the clients.conf file
> client localhost {

  OK, localhost...

>     #  Only *one* of ipaddr, ipv4addr, ipv6addr may be specified for
>     #  a client.
>     #
>     #  ipaddr will accept IPv4 or IPv6 addresses with optional CIDR
>     #  notation '/<mask>' to specify ranges.
>     #
>     #  ipaddr will accept domain names e.g. resolving
>     #  them via DNS.
>     #
>     #  If both A and AAAA records are found, A records will be
>     #  used in preference to AAAA.
>     ipaddr = 172.xx.x.x/18

  Is that IP localhost?  i.e.

  No, it's not.

  If you're doing to *add* client definitions, then add them.  Don't call them "localhost".  And don't edit the default "localhost" client, to give it the wrong IP address.

  Alan DeKok.

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