configure netlogin dot1x timers

configure netlogin {ports [portlist | all ]} dot1x timers [{server-timeout server_timeout} {quiet-period quiet_period} {reauth-period reauth_period {reauth-max max_num_reauths}} {supp-resp-timeout supp_resp_timeout}]


Configures the 802.1X timers for network login.

Syntax Description

server-timeout Specifies the timeout period for a response from the RADIUS server. The range is 1 to 120 seconds.
quiet-period Specifies the time for which the switch will not attempt to communicate with the supplicant after authentication has failed. The range is 0 to 65535 seconds.
reauth-period Specifies time after which the switch will attempt to re-authenticate an authenticated supplicant. The range is 0, 30 to 7200 seconds.
reauth-max Specifies the maximum reauthentication counter value. The range is 1 to 10.
supp-resp-timeout Specifies the time for which the switch will wait for a response from the supplicant. The range is 1 to 120 seconds.


The defaults are as follows:
  • server-timeout—30 seconds.

  • quiet-period—60 seconds.

  • reauth-period—3600 seconds.

  • reauth-max—3.

  • supp-resp-timeout—30 seconds.

Usage Guidelines

To disable re-authentication, specify 0 for the reauth-period parameter. (If reauth-period is set to 0, reauth-max value doesn't apply.)

If you attempt to configure a timer value that is out of range (not supported), the switch displays an error message. The following is a list of sample error messages:
  • server-timeout—ERROR: RADIUS server response timeout out of range (1..120 sec)

  • quiet-period—%% Invalid number detected at '^' marker. %% Input number must be in the range [0, 65535].

  • reauth-period—ERROR: Re-authentication period out of range (0, 30..7200 sec)

  • reauth-counter—ERROR: Re-authentication counter value out of range (1..10)

  • supp-resp-timeout—ERROR: Supplicant response timeout out of range (1..120 sec)

To display the 802.1X timer settings, use the show netlogin and show netlogin dot1x commands.


The following command changes the 802.1X server-timeout to 10 seconds:

configure netlogin dot1x timers server-timeout 10


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

The reauth-max keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 12.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on all platforms.