RADIUS Server initialization failed

Bryan Kadzban bryan
Wed Oct 17 15:57:21 PDT 2007

Hash: RIPEMD160

Mr. Maloomnahi wrote:
> But still the question remains that if the hostapd source code is 
> running on a Linux machine having AR5212 chipset, can it be used as 
> RADIUS server and Accounting server both.

I have suspicions, but don't know for sure.  I suspect hostapd does not
implement a RADIUS accounting server (on any machine), as accounting is
usually not needed to authenticate clients.

I've just looked at the http://w1.fi/hostapd/ page, and it says hostapd
supports "...RADIUS client, EAP server, and RADIUS authentication
server"; I assume that means no RADIUS accounting server.

Jouni, I'm guessing you know for sure?

> And if yes, why it gives "connection refused" status like I mentioned
> before.

You were getting a "connection refused" because nothing was listening on
UDP port 1813 -- this would be consistent with hostapd not supporting
operation as a RADIUS accounting server.  There could be other possible
causes as well, though.

> Should the accounting server IP should be the IP pof the machine or
> the chipset?

If hostapd does do RADIUS accounting, then yes, that *should* work.  But
see above; I don't think it does.
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