Help on hostp acting as RADIUS Server

Preethi Mohan
Thu Sep 6 04:01:13 PDT 2007


What you meant is correct.
I meant to run only one instance of authenticator source code with external
RADIUS Server feature enabled.In that case whether the authenticator will be
authenticated by the internal server.Or in this case an external server is
needed for the inbuilt authenticator ?And this internal server can be used
only by other authenticators not the inbuit authenticator.

Can you please explain.

Thanks in advance


On 8/4/07, Jouni Malinen <j at> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 05:00:11PM +0530, Preethi Mohan wrote:
> > 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.
> Maybe I'm missing something here, but this does not seem to make much
> sense.. So you would like to use an external RADIUS server for the
> 802.1X authenticator(?), and are asking whether the integrated RADIUS
> server to be this "external" server(?). I don't see much point in that
> since the direct use of the internal EAP server would have the same
> behavior without the added complexity (more CPU time needed) of going
> through the RADIUS code.
> Did I misunderstand what you are trying to do? If yes, could you please
> explain the desired configuration with bit more details? If not, could
> you please explain why you would like to use RADIUS in such a case?
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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