Re: Monitoring Radius with WhatsUp 3.0 Gold

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Wed, 14 May 1997 00:59:35 -0700

Todd Walker wrote:
> This new version supports UDP.
> Here's what they have in the release notes text file, but the send and
> expect strings don't make much sense to me:
> User Defined Services Examples:
> Radius:
> Port: 1645 UDP
> Send on connect:
> "\aD\@,0123456789012345\a\fTEST\b%18abcdefghijklmnop"
> Expect after: "\cD\@"
> Notes: ensure that the monitoring workstation has authorization to
> to submit requests to the radius server. the shared secret
> is not necessary information for WhatsUp Gold.
> I guess this just checks to see if the radius service responds at all.
> I was wondering is it possible to have it authenticate a test user, I
> guess you'd have to encrypt for your secret though to do this.

Just a word of caution for those who may try and do this. Since the
above is typically not a user in your userlist, this will create a
entry in the logfile for each attempt. RadiusNT 2.2 logs failed
to the RadLogs table, and this could cause your database to fill up as

As I noted earlier, I am working on an addition to Radlogin to create
send/expect lines for your system, so that it doesn't log as a failure
and expects an ACK, not a NAK as the above does.

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