Freeradius-Users Digest, Vol 16, Issue 18

Phil Thompson phil at
Sat Aug 5 08:50:54 CEST 2006

> Subject:
> Re: Password Problem
> From: "Alan DeKok" <aland at>
> Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 13:04:15 -0400

> PhilT <phil at> wrote:
>> 1. In the MySQL database do you have the Attribute set to Password and not
>> something else, for example "11 usernamehere PASSWORD == passwordhere"
>> 2. In Freeradius users file DEFAULT Auth-Type := Local
>   That point has been repeated again and again on this list.

no doubt, however it is interesting that many people come to a point 
where they make such a setting, don't you find. If you could clarify why 
that is and fix it you wouldn't have to shout in mailing lists.

I have just verified it is not necessary by commenting it out, thanks.

I think you're saying at that a 
  default auth-type is not necessary and should not be set. Is that so ? 
In which case having

DEFAULT Auth-Type = System

in the users file in the FreeRADIUS tarball helps to get us off on the 
wrong foot :-)


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