mac based auth with radius problem!

saurav barik saurav.barik at
Mon Jul 24 07:32:56 EDT 2006

thanks a lot for the reply.

As you would have seen, i am having the required configuration in my
hostapd.conf file.
Moreover, if this is not supported by the madwifi driver, is it that i can
never use a radius server with madwifi and hostapd, not even for wpa-eap.

thanks again,

On 7/22/06, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 04:16:36PM +0530, saurav barik wrote:
> > I am trying mac based authentication with my hostapd version-0.4.8
> > running on debian sarge, with radius server.
> > Its been long I am only able to send accounting information but no
> > authentication request. In fact, radius log says there is no username
> > present in the auth req sent from the radius client.
> Which authentication request would that be? hostapd debug log you
> included did not show any authentication message being sent to the
> authentication server..
> > For attaining only mac based authentication with radius server, what
> > should be the content of hostapd.conf file?
> > driver=madwifi
> > macaddr_acl=2
> > auth_server_addr=
> > auth_server_port=1812
> > auth_server_shared_secret=saurav
> Those four lines would be the minimal set needed for MAC ACL using
> RADIUS. However, I do not think that this would be supported with
> madwifi driver.
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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