How to check сorrectness of the secret key?

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Sep 24 08:51:20 CEST 2012

Konstantin Chekushin wrote:
> Hi! I have a question about secret key. I have a new NAS server, who
> sends auth packets. But, RADIUS logs doesn't show anything. Even in
> debug mode (-Xx). I've used tcdump to ensure, that packets were
> delivered to RADIUS. So maybe the reason why radius doesn't show
> anything - is a wrong secret key? But how can I check this?

  If the RADIUS server receives a packet, it says so in debugging mode.

  If tcpdump shows the packet and FreeRADIUS doesn't see it, then you
have a firewall which is blocking RADIUS packets.  Go fix that.

  Alan DeKok.

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