Sometimes Mac Authentication doesn't work

Derek C derekchilli at
Wed May 13 15:53:04 UTC 2009

Hi all,

I've seen a problem with Coova Chilli, Mac authentication (with macreauth
too) and free radius where, apparently randomly, Coova Chilli will decide
that a user isn't authorised by MAC address and redirect them to the
splash page (uamserver).

I don't see anything in the freeradius log and the user's mac is in the
radcheck table (and, generally, this doesn't happen).

I have a "live" AP and a test AP and both do show the problem.

Do you think its a network timeout between the Coova Chilli AP and the
[remote] freeradius server?



Derek C
In Ireland

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