Shared Secret questions.

Scott Neugroschl redfloyd at
Mon Jun 21 22:11:13 CEST 2010

> Alan DeKok wrote:
> 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.

Bloody pain, isn't it?
> > 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.

Thanks for the info, Alan.


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