Password == "bla%1" (shooting into my foot)

Stefan Nehlsen sn at
Thu Jul 14 16:44:39 CEST 2005


trying to get freeradius working (again) I figured out a strange behaviour:

Authentication with CHAP as my testaccount failed until I tried it with
PAP first. After one (or more) successful authentifications with PAP CHAP works.

It took some time until I figured out that my password contained a % and
the daemon tried some variable substitution.

don't do this!

How do I escape special chars in the users file and what characters are

Stefan Nehlsen | ParlaNet Administration | sn at | +49 431 988-1260
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