Authentication not robust against packet loss?

Gunther Mayer gunther.mayer at
Wed Jul 30 18:04:05 UTC 2008

Hi guys,

Not sure if this has been fixed in svn or 1.0.12 but running 1.0.11 I 
notice that in case a radius authentication packet (or its response) 
gets lost due to network problems/saturation/packet loss etc. coova 
never tries to re-authenticate the way it retransmits acc packets after 
a few seconds.

This could be a bug or a feature but I'd like to know either way. It's 
easy to reproduce by dropping radius auth packets on your radius server 
by means of a firewall and watching coova send out only once radauth 
packet and then sit there doing nothing.


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