> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 12:30:47 +0100
> From: Alan DeKok <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: Proxying Eap Requests in round robbin.
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> Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
> 
>> Whats happening if the first round of authentication will go to 
>> radius1.uscs.susx.ac.uk
>>
>> Second will go to radius2.uscs.susx.ac.uk, but the second doesn't know 
>> about the previous request and bails out with.
> 
>   Round robin && EAP don't work together very well.
> 
>> So firstly is EAP proxying actually possible ?
> 
>   Yes.  Many people are using it.  Round-robin, on the other hand, isn't
> currently possible.  It would require additional code in the server.
> 
>   It's not hard, but it hasn't been done yet.
> 
>> Secondly is there something really stupid i've missed ?
> 
>   Nope.
> 
>> There are two ways I can see this working, either the proxy server 
>> directs all the authentication rounds for one session to one proxy 
>> server. Or the eap module on either backend instance figures out what 
>> the previous part of the conversation was.
> 
>   If it's proxying, the EAP module isn't being used.
> 
>> Also I noticed this entry in eap.conf
>>
>>                  #  A list is maintained to correlate EAP-Response
>>                  #  packets with EAP-Request packets.  After a
>>                  #  configurable length of time, entries in the list
>>                  #  expire, and are deleted.
>>                  #
>>                  timer_expire     = 60
>>
>> Anyone know where this list actually exists ?
>> If it's just in memory or an actual file ?
> 
>   It's in the EAP module.  And it's only used when the server is doing
> the EAP authentication.
> 
>   Alan DeKok.
> --
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> 
Damn, so theres no way to do load balancing with radius packets 
containing EAP attributes ?

Completely different topic, but is it normal for freeRADIUS to authorize 
the user in each round of authentication ? Can it not cache the 
credentials from the LDAP / SQL database ? Or is it doing that already 
transparently?

Thankyou very much for your quick response anyway, saved me hours of 
head scratching.


Regards,
Arran
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Arran Cudbard-Bell ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
Authentication Authorisation & Accounting Officer
Infrastructure Services | ENG1 FF08
EXT:3900
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