[Chilli] Multiple chilli instances on the same network

David Bird david at coova.com
Fri Jan 25 16:49:42 UTC 2013

Yes, macauth is indeed just authentication based on the mac address,
during DHCP (so, immediately after the subscriber associates). If
Access-Accept is returned, then no captive portal. If Reject is
returned, then they do get the portal. If your RADIUS server considers
the fact that this mac is already authenticated (i.e. has an active
session on some other chilli), then you can return the Access-Accept. 


On Fri, 2013-01-25 at 09:11 +0100, Petr Štetiar wrote:
> David Bird <david at coova.com> [2013-01-24 09:28:06]:
> > Using MAC authentication, with the appropriate logic in your RADIUS
> > server, you can have subscribers automatically logged into chilli when
> > they move to a new chilli instance.
> Ah, I've maybe misread the docs, but I've assumed, that the macauth is just
> authentication based on the MAC and I've missed the point, that if the user
> isn't authenticated, then she would be redirected to the UAM. So this is
> actually solution, thanks.
> > The problem there is that if each AP is running chilli, they are not
> > really on the same broadcast network -- each chilli has it's own local
> > network.
> That's of course one of the assumptions, that they would be reachable by the
> broadcasts.
> Thanks.
> -- ynezz

David Bird

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