Cisco NAS Password problem

Andy Billington billington.andy at
Fri Oct 26 00:29:28 CEST 2007

Is there a way to define NAS info / secrets in a SQL database and have
it as part of the standard queries? Am guessing the perl / python
options would let you do it from that (pls correct me tho if not
right!) but can it just be done without writing code?

On 25/10/2007, John Morris <jmorris at> wrote:
> Debug output like this usually points to non-matching RADIUS secrets.  Check
> the radius secret in your switch config as well as the secret configured in
> your nas SQL table.  Freeradius only reads the nas table on startup, so if
> you make changes to that table, you must restart the daemon for those changes
> to take effect.
> Kevin Bonner
> Kevin,
>   Thanks for the prompt reply. I went ahead and went to failing switches, cleared the radius-server entries and started from scratch. I had done this before, and it didn't fix the problem. But this time everything is working.
>   It surprises me that the debug output doesn't appear to mention the failure of the NAS secret. I would have thought I would have gotten then that message and that the auth would have stopped there.
> Regards,
> John
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