How to check ?orrectness of the secret key?

Brian Candler B.Candler at
Mon Sep 24 12:45:29 CEST 2012

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 11:45:06AM +0200, Alan DeKok wrote:
> >>  If tcpdump shows the packet and FreeRADIUS doesn't see it, then you
>   What is so hard to understand about that?
>   This is the 13-year-old question.  Why the HELL are people asking
> questions on the list when they immediately ignore the answer?

A little politeness doesn't cost anything, and I am trying to be helpful.

I was picking up on something he said, which I believe amounted to the

- radtest to localhost with correct secret shows debug output
- radtest to localhost with incorrect secret shows nothing

That clearly *isn't* an IP firewall problem, and until this problem is
understood, we cannot trust any debug output that the OP reports is/is not
there.  It is therefore in the OP's interest, and ours if we are going to
help with the original problem, to sort this out first.

>   My patience for this kind of idiocy is at an end.

And personally I am not happy to see people being publicly branded as
"idiots" after only one or two postings.  If you don't have the patience,
then please consider allowing the rest of the community to answer.

I would agree that this thread belongs on freeradius-users not
freeradius-devel, and I have no problem with any question like this being
quickly bounced across to the other list.



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