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Setting upRadius Server

By jhayesit ·
I want to protect my wireless network from outsiders and i heard that one way is with Radius server. I use windows 2000 server and it comes with a radius server, has anyone used it? Will it work with all OS's like 9x,2000 and xp? does anyoneknow of a guide on how to setup radius?

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Setting upRadius Server

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RADIUS is an acronym for Remote Authentication Dial In User Service. RADIUS defines a popular standard used for maintaining and managing remote user authentication and validation.

Client/Server Model

A Network Access Server operates as a client of RADIUS. The client is responsible for passing user information to designated RADIUS servers, and then acting on the response which is returned.

RADIUS servers are responsible for receiving user connection requests, authenticating the user,and then returning all configuration information necessary for the client to deliver service to the user.

A RADIUS server can act as a proxy client to other RADIUS servers or other kinds of authentication servers.

Transactions between the client and RADIUS server are authenticated through the use of a shared secret, which is never sent over the network. In addition, any user passwords are sent encrypted between the client and RADIUS server, to eliminate the possibility that someone snooping on an unsecure network could determine a user's password.

The RADIUS server can support a variety of methods to authenticate a user. When it is provided with the user name and original password given by the user, it can support PPP PAP, CHAP, UNIX login, and other authentication mechanisms.

All transactions are comprised of variable length Attribute-Length-Value 3-tuples. New attribute values can be added without disturbing existing implementations of the protocol.

Routing and Remote Access RADIUS client supports the following options:

Unless your network has hundreds (thousands) of remote users a RADIUS Server is overkill.

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