[Chilli] MacAuth failing after wireless drop

David Bird david at coova.com
Wed Apr 28 10:25:38 UTC 2010

Yes, there is the macreauth feature, but I've seen it cause problems
with virus infected machines that will keep sending out HTTP requests.
The feature will start mac-auth for every "original redirect". 

Mac-auth currently happens when the dhcp- "connection" is created, but
this can be there with the user not authenticated. To get the case where
an authenticated session has ended, but the dhcp connection exists, we
can run through mac-auth during DHCP of unauthenticated subscribers. 


On Mon, 2010-04-26 at 09:02 +0300, Liran Tal wrote:
> Hey Jason,
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 9:03 AM, Jason Allen <jason at theallens.id.au>
> wrote:
>         Hi,
>         We are having a scenario where MacAuth clients are failing if
>         they drop their wireless connection and re-connect again.
>         /etc/chilli/config has "HS_MACAUTH=on" and HS_MACAUTHMODE is
>         commented out, meaning radius auth. The MAC is setup correctly
>         in the RADHECK table with attribute='Auth-Type' and
>         value='Accept'
>         The client can successfully automatically connect in the
>         morning, but if they move to an area where their wireless
>         connection drops and then re-established again shortly after,
>         instead of being authenticated and having internet access they
>         are redirected to the UAMHOMEPAGE (our login/purchase page).
> I think not long ago David added some flags related to mac auth
> (re-auth something, check the latest version's documentation).
> -- 
> -- 
> Sincerely, Liran Tal
> Founder and CTO
> Linux and Open Source
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