win2k dhcp IP assignment problem

Sujith sujith_m
Wed Mar 9 02:42:10 PST 2005


hostapd runs on a Redhat 7.3 box with 2.4 kernel.The box is in
bridge mode.2 ethernet interfaces eth2 & eth3 are bridged by an interface,
br0 - on which hostapd runs.
the win2k box is connected to eth2 interface.
eth3 is plugged to the LAN.

a separate FC2 box runs FreeRadius & dhcpd.

On activating the net connection on the Win box, I get an authorization popup 
dialog, but on typing ipconfig/all I can see an assigned IP before I submit 
my user name & password.

my hostapd.conf :




auth_server_addr=<radius ip>


Now, is the above setup appropriate for achieving wired authentication ?

thanks for the help guys,


On Wednesday 09 March 2005 3:23 pm, Gentoopower wrote:
> Sujith wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Sorry that my previous mail was uninformative.
> >
> >My problem is not getting an IP using DHCP after authentication.
> >The IP assignment is happening BEFORE authentication & I am able to
> >access the internet.Now, I do not want this to happen.
> >
> >My setup:
> > win 2k pc with Service pack 4 .
> > hostapd-0.3.7 AP.
> > FreeRadius server.
> > dhcpd server.
> I think you should also add, which boxes run what. Or are you running
> all of those services on the win2k box. I guess not, right?
> >I have configured hostapd to use wired driver since the entire exercise
> > takes place in a LAN.
> >
> >Basically, I am trying to achieve wired authentication here but the entire
> >purpose is defeated since I am getting an IP before authentication.
> Yeah, I think now everyone understood what you are trying to do, I had
> no clue either in your first post.
> >Thanks for any help.
> >
> >Regards,
> >Sujith
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