Blank Password and Recommeded RFC standard

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed May 24 22:51:57 CEST 2006

"Craig T. Hancock" <chancock at> wrote:
> The RFC seems to have a provision on how to handle a Radius
> request with a blank password. As an option the Radius Server
> can send a request back to a client to stating that a password
> is needed enter password. However what I am trying to figure out
> is that is this a requirement of a the RFC or a recommendation.

  The RFC requirements aren't absolute.  You're free to break them in
your local system, but doing so may cause catastrophic problems.

  In this case, what are you trying to do?

  Alan DeKok.

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