Shared Secret questions.

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Jun 21 21:36:47 CEST 2010

Scott Neugroschl wrote:
> I'm looking through RFCs 2865 and 5080, and I can’t really find anything
> specific on the format of the shared secret.

  The standards are silent on a lot of topics.

> Must it be pure ASCII, or can it be a hex string?  Is there a maximum
> length (I found the minimum length recommendation)?

  There are no format or length limitations on the shared secret.

> These have to do with the specifics of the client that I'm developing
> using the FreeRADIUS client lib.

  It's usually implementation-specific.  ASCII strings are a good start.

  Alan DeKok.

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