freeradius on FreeBSD - system passwords

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Dec 1 09:52:00 CET 2011

Jim Pazarena wrote:
> Ahh. the FreeBSD docs indicate that the default for password encryption
> is MD5.

  That doesn't matter.

> Now I need to learn how to "use" MD5 within freeradius.

  You shouldn't have to.  FreeRADIUS has worked on FreeBSD for *years*.

  It calls a FreeBSD function to get the MD5-hashed password.  It calls
a FreeBSD function to turn the User-Password into an MD5-hashed
password.  It then compares the two.

  If that doesn't work, then something is wrong on the FreeBSD system.
Maybe it needs another magic API to work, and FreeRADIUS doesn't use that.

  Alan DeKok.

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