Doubt about RADIUS server errors.

raghavendra.sadaramachandra at raghavendra.sadaramachandra at
Thu Feb 15 13:30:02 CET 2007

Hi All,
    I am using free radius server with dot1X. and supplicant is on
windows XP. Here when I use user name <= 3 letters I am getting
following error...
   1. Received packet from with invalid
Message-Authenticator! (Shared secret is incorrect.)
    and for user name <=3 my client is getting following error.
   2. Malformed RADIUS packet from host too short (length
17 < minimum 20).

where as radius RFC say... user name length can be >= 3. 

since user name goes as part of attributes in radius packet... but
errors we are getting are totally different. 

I mean first we are getting related to message-authenticator where as we
are passing username with length <=3. and second error my client getting
is related to packet length...another interesting thing is we get these
errors only for PEAP configuration.... this will work for MD5 and

can any one help me in this.

Thanx in Advance...






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