PAM, ms-chap and shadow passwords

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Mon Jun 9 17:58:33 CEST 2008

I understand that radius authenticating ppp (PPTP in this case) 
connections against shadow passwords requires cleartext authentication 

Does PAM allow you to work around this?  From reading what I can find on 
PAM, it would seem that FreeRADIUS would pass off the authentication 
request to PAM and PAM could then take care of the crypt/decrypt, thus 
allowing CHAP or MSCHAP client authentication against shadow passwords.

Is this correct?


James Smallacombe		      PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor
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