FreeRadius sends Access-Reject for MAC-AUTH, if shared secret on NAS and server differ

Matthew Newton mcn at
Sun Apr 14 23:57:35 CEST 2019

On Sun, 2019-04-14 at 14:48 -0700, Phani Siriki wrote:
> My main question is, why does FreeRadius not send Access-Reject(if
> shared secret is not correct) when I try to do EAP authentication?

Because the shared secret is wrong.

> (2) Received Access-Request Id 1 from to
> length 141
> Dropping packet without response because of error: Received packet
> from with invalid Message-Authenticator!  (Shared secret
> is incorrect.)

This should be clear enough: the request was dropped. There's nothing
to process so no reply is sent.


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