moving from Freeradius 1.1.7 to freeradius 2.1.0

Suraj Sharma sharmasuraj at
Fri Nov 21 12:07:46 CET 2008

Hi All
I had a radius server setup which authenticated EAP-MD5 and EAP-TLS clients but as we had to support EAP-SIM client as well -We decided on moving to Freeradius-2.1.1.  EAP-SIM worked really well and so did EAP-TLS on the new server-Ijust migrated the old files(USERS, CLIENT.CONF and EAP.CONF) to the new server and added EAP-SIM settings. 
Now we discovered that out EAP-MD5 clients were no more authenticated!!! I went through the settings to no avail- then by fluke I discovered(by fluke ofcourse!!) that if I change ...
<foo at com     Auth-Type :=EAP, User-Password := "bar"> to <foo at com     Auth-Type :=EAP, Cleartext-Password := "bar">
in users file -My MD5 client were again authenticated!!!

My question is - is there any reasoning to the above behavior or I have completly misunderstood how Freeradius conf works.
Please suggest.


From: Saeed Akhtar <saeedakhtar.484 at>
To: FreeRadius users mailing list <freeradius-users at>
Sent: Friday, 21 November, 2008 10:15:53 AM
Subject: Re: Re: Problem in setting up radius database in sql

I agree.... but in my case it was because a package mysql-dev was missing... when i installed it. everthing went good.

Saeed Akhtar

2008/11/20 dgluoyun <dgluoyun at>

I install the freeradius and mysql with the rpm packages, in the default way. nothing special to mention. 

在2008-11-20,"Saeed Akhtar" <saeedakhtar.484 at> 写道: 

I'm sorry but how to compile/install it using mysql extensions rlm_sql_mysql... can u plz guide me.. i cant find any help on internet.

Saeed Akhtar

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 1:43 PM, Alexandre Chapellon <alexandre.chapellon at> wrote:

your freeradius seems to be compiled/installed without the mysql extensions rlm_sql_mysql
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