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Old 01-29-2008
Authentication WAP with RADIUS Server

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Dear all,

I currently performing an testing using the above network configuration (Please click on the above link).
On how actually the RADIUS server can authenticate the user who connect to the WAP (wireless access point) in order to use the Internet services?

It is the WAP need to configured? Can I configure the WAP with hostapd? For the testing I need to authenticate with WEP first.

Please assist.

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PPPD-RADIUS(8)						      System Manager's Manual						    PPPD-RADIUS(8)

NAME
radius.so - RADIUS authentication plugin for pppd(8) SYNOPSIS
pppd [ options ] plugin radius.so DESCRIPTION
The RADIUS plugin for pppd permits pppd to perform PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP and MS-CHAPv2 authentication against a RADIUS server instead of the usual /etc/ppp/pap-secrets and /etc/ppp/chap-secrets files. The RADIUS plugin is built on a library called radiusclient which has its own configuration files (usually in /etc/radiusclient), consult those files for more information on configuring the RADIUS plugin OPTIONS
The RADIUS plugin introduces one additional pppd option: radius-config-file filename The file filename is taken as the radiusclient configuration file. If this option is not used, then the plugin uses /etc/radiusclient/radiusclient.conf as the configuration file. avpair attribute=value Adds an Attribute-Value pair to be passed on to the RADIUS server on each request. map-to-ifname Sets Radius NAS-Port attribute to number equal to interface name (Default) map-to-ttyname Sets Radius NAS-Port attribute value via libradiusclient library USAGE
To use the plugin, simply supply the plugin radius.so option to pppd, and edit /etc/radiusclient/radiusclient.conf appropriately. If you use the RADIUS plugin, the normal pppd authentication schemes (login, checking the /etc/ppp/*-secrets files) are skipped. The RADIUS server should assign an IP address to the peer using the RADIUS Framed-IP-Address attribute. SEE ALSO
pppd(8) pppd-radattr(8) AUTHOR
David F. Skoll <dfs@roaringpenguin.com> PPPD-RADIUS(8)

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