Re: Malformed packets RadiusNT v2.5

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Thu, 11 Jun 1998 11:51:15 -0700

Postman Account wrote:
> I've enabled accept malformed accounting packets
> in RadiusNT v2.5 Administrator.

Its a default for RadiusNT 2.5.120 and higher (because there are
so many borken implementations of RADIUS out ther). Set it to
0 to force a reject on them.

> What does this option do?

It allows packets with 0 length attributes to be accepted
(whereas the RFC says to silently ignore it or reject it).

> If packets are malformed, are they still processed?

Only if it is a zero length issue. Otherwise its definately

> If not, why accept them...? ...or why would
> you enable this option?

Because you are using a NAS from a company that could
program a RADIUS client to the spec.

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