Reply-Message in various clients & EAP vs CHAP.

Alan DeKok aland at
Sun Apr 1 16:14:12 CEST 2007

Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
> Does anyone have a draft list of which clients actually support the 
> Reply-Message and by which methods they can recieve them?

  All clients will accept it.  Very few will do anything useful with it.

> The reason why I ask , it during initial tests (using chap) the built in 
> windows CHAP supplicant would display the reply-messages being sent back 
> from the server.
> Now we've moved on from CHAP to using EAP and the windows supplicant no 
> longer displays the messages.


> Am I right in assuming that with EAP attributes from the access-accept 
> packet only get to the NAS and that the NAS will strip out of the EAP 
> message
> and pass it on to the supplicant and thats all the supplicant will ever get?


> In which case, although the Reply-Message attribute is also supported in 
> PoD the client will never actually recieve it when using EAP ?


  Alan DeKok.
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