free radius server sends Shared secret is incorrect

Geraldin Arthy geraldinarthy at
Fri Aug 5 15:23:16 CEST 2005

Iam running the free radius server which i downloaded from
I am using my own radius client and not the radius client which is provided along with the server.
This is the response which i get
Listening on authentication
Listening on accounting
Listening on proxy
Ready to process requests.
rad_recv: Accounting-Request packet from host, id=60, length=20
Received Accounting-Request packet from with invalid signature!  (Shared secret is incorrect.)
Server rejecting request 0.
Finished request 0
Going to the next request
--- Walking the entire request list ---
Waking up in 6 seconds...
--- Walking the entire request list ---

However in the /usr/local/etc/raddb/clients.conf i have specified as 
client {
        secret          = geheimesPasswort
        shortname       = imscpt1

This is the client from where is send the RADIUS Accounting request.
The client's secrets.cfg has the following info.
#       RADIUS Secrets Configuration File
#       Example:
#                             sOMEsTUPIDsECRET                   geheimesPasswort
Could you tell me where i'm going wrong.How to make the server accept my request and how do i get back a response??


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