Does effective Simultaneous-Use requires radutmp or database to work OK ?

Olivier oza.4h07 at
Tue Apr 5 12:54:29 UTC 2022

Le mar. 5 avr. 2022 à 14:45, Matthew Newton <mcn at> a écrit :
> On 05/04/2022 13:31, Olivier wrote:
> > In a WPA2 Enterprise wireless environment, I'm trying to control the
> > number of simultaneous connections a user can have.
> > My setup includes Freeradius 3.0.21 from Debian Bullseye's repo.
> Rather than answering the question, my advice would be to simply not do
> that on a wireless network.
> As a very basic example, wifi devices almost never actually disconnect
> from the network. They just wander out of range. Which means someone
> trying to connect to a second AP may not be able to, even if the first
> device was no longer connected to the first AP, because the original
> session has not yet timed out.

Yes, of course.
How are these session timeouts defined ?

> You will cause all sort of problems for your users, and your help desk
> will hate you with the additional workload.
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> Matthew
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