Sometimes passwords are coming in with junk

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Nov 9 19:00:19 CET 2018

On Nov 7, 2018, at 4:47 PM, Sam T <givemesam at> wrote:
> When running freeradius in debug mode we can see that sometimes it comes in
> correctly, and other times in some kind of junky value.

  Blame the NAS.

> We need some help to see if this is an encrypt/decrypt issue, and where we
> may be able to align things to have 100% success rate with password
> traversing.

  FreeRADIUS decodes the passwords correctly 100% of the time.

> some interesting things. When we login and get a =failed, we can generally
> get a success the 2nd time when trying again right away.

  Then the NAS is broken.  Throw it in the garbage and buy one that works.

  The NAS *must* correctly encode the password 100% of the time.

  Alan DeKok.

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