[Chilli] MacAuth failing after wireless drop

Jason Allen jason at theallens.id.au
Tue Apr 27 02:18:36 UTC 2010

On 26 April 2010 11:01, Ming-Ching Tiew <mctiew at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I remember tried using mac auth sometime ago but I almost come to a
> conclusion that mac auth is problematic, it's not advisable to use it in
> production environment, more so if mac auth is used with static IP.
> When mac auth is used with dynamic IP, the way to go about seeking re-auth
> is to switch off the device for such a time after which the dhcp lease is
> considered expired.
> However for static IP, it's impossible to expire the static IP until coova
> chilli is rebooted, meaning a failed static IP mac re-authentication is
> almost impossible.

Thanks. I've pretty much reached the same conclusion - mac auth doesn't work
in Coova, and can't be used.

You scenario is correct for me too ... mac auth is not occurring when the
client is re-establishing a dhcp ip address or using a static ip. Fairly
fundamental and required functionality for mac auth.

I'm now looking for a working alternative.

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