Help on hostp acting as RADIUS Server

Preethi Mohan
Fri Aug 3 04:30:11 PDT 2007

Thanks Jouni for the information.But I need some more info.

My scenario is like this.I have a single instance of hostap that acts  both
as authenticator & radius server.I want the authenticator to use an external
radius server not the internal eap server.Is it possible for this
authenticator to use its inbuilt RADIUS server for authentication.

Can you please help me out.

Thanks & Regards

On 7/27/07, Jouni Malinen <j at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 10:39:47AM +0530, Preethi Mohan wrote:
> >   I want to configure the code to act as a backend authenticator (ie
> > authentication using a RADIUS server) .Instead of an external RADIUS
> > Server,can I use the RADIUS Server with hostap for this purpose.Is it
> > possible to use a single instance of hostap to act as both back end
> > authenticator and RADIUS Server for that authenticator.Or else do I have
> to
> > run two instances of hostap ie one acting as backend authenticator and
> > another one acting as RADIUS Server.Can anyone please help me out.
> Yes, you can configure one instance to act as both the authenticator for
> the local wireless radio and as a RADIUS server for other devices. Both
> cases share the same configuration for EAP (including the eap_server=1
> to enable EAP server functionality). If you then add radius_server_*
> options, the RADIUS server functionality will be enabled. You can leave
> out the auth_server_* parameters since RADIUS is not actually used for
> the internal authentication case at all.
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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