Unable to see mac address in Radius-Request


  • Hi,

    I am using pfsense version 2.3.3 + Freeradius but getting my request dropped. I checked the radius request it's not sending MAC address of client therefore my request getting dropped. Please let me know how to resolve this.

    Request as under:

    NAS-IP-Address = XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
            NAS-Identifier = "openVPN"
            NAS-Port-Type = Virtual
            NAS-Port = 1198
            Called-Station-Id = "XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:1198"
            User-Name = "test"
            User-Password = "test"

    Using Pfsense as NAS.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    What is sending the request exactly?  Why would you think an openvpn connection would send mac?

    Sure in a auth to a wifi connection you would use mac, since until the client auths to the wifi he wouldn't have an IP..


  • I am testing Openvpn + ThirdParty Radius (not Freeradius) authentication under that I am unable to see user mac address. is it due to user try to connect over public network?


  • MAC addresses are local to the connected ethernet segment, they are meaningless on any other context because they are not used in connections that cross routing points.