newbie question for freeradius

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Feb 17 19:52:55 CET 2009

ipfreak wrote:
> i would like to use unix file /etc/passwd to authenticate users on my
> routers and somehow it always fails:

  Because you broke the "passwd" file.

> rad_recv: Access-Request packet from host, id=153,
> length=53
>         User-Name = "tester"
>         User-Password = "test"
>         NAS-Identifier = "lab_1"
>         NAS-IP-Address =
> rlm_pap: WARNING! No "known good" password found for the user. 
> Authentication may fail because of this.
> rlm_unix:  GID too long in line: # $FreeBSD: src/etc/master.passwd,v
> 2008/11/25 02:59:29 kensmith Exp $ 

  Wow... the "passwd" file does *not* allow comments.  Whatever prompted
you to add them?

  And that message should be pretty clear to anyone prepared to read it.

  Alan DeKok.

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