Setup questions- client & user secrets

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Oct 6 19:32:31 CEST 2005

"Padmanabhan Ramaswamy" <Swamy at> wrote:
> Exporting the clients & users data from this server for use in the
> FreeRadius server gave me encrypted secrets for both clients & users.

  Huh?  The shared secrets used by RADIUS are clear-text.  There are
no secrets for users.

> should I ask for the cleartext secrets from the NAS clients and use
> those instead?


> I'm using plain PPP (NAS clients' requirement). Does that mean I can
> use PAP and CHAP authentication or PAP only?

  I'll bet that the answer is PAP only.

  Alan DeKOk.

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