Authentication not robust against packet loss?

Charles Wyble charles at
Wed Jul 30 18:10:23 UTC 2008

Gunther Mayer wrote:
> 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.

I seem to recall a thread about this some time ago and a fix. I could be 
wrong. If not then perhaps this is a regression?

Charles Wyble (818) 280 - 7059
CTO Known Element Enterprises / SoCal WiFI project

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