unix module authentication doesn't work.....confirmation that client 64bit arch(amd64) does not work

wtautz wtautz at cs.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Aug 23 15:20:52 CEST 2006

Alan DeKok wrote:
> Walter Tautz <wtautz at cs.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
>> What I am trying to do: 
>> ======================
>> Use the /etc/shadow,/etc/passwd file
>> on the server for user authenticatication.
>> I have configure (on the client)
>> /etc/pam.d/common-auth with contents:
>>    WARNING: Unprintable characters in the password. ?  Double-check the shared secret on the server and the NAS!
>   It might be a 64-bit issue with the PAM RADIUS module.  See it's
> source for details... I haven't really looked at it for a few years
> now.
Well, I have confirmed that if do NOT use amd64 Ubuntu/Dapper but a
i386 Ubuntu/Dapper architecture my configuration works. That is,
I created a user called test1 on the client and disabled the passwd, next
created the same user on server and gave a passwd. Voila it works.

I assume that radius does things in an encrypted manner...I get the
it's tranmitting passwds in the clear?

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