STATE attribute

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Jan 30 01:06:49 PST 2015

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 09:30:44AM +0530, Sarah Thomas wrote:
>  When we are encapsulating into Radius packet and sending to radius server,
> there is a check to see whether its a response to the previous
> radius_access_challenge received from radius server. If that is the case,
> then "state" attribute is being stored.
> Why is "state" so important and what is the idea behind it?

It provides an option for RADIUS server to manage state for an
authentication session. See RFC 2865, 5.24.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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