Question about authenticating CHAP clients using an external program- A different case

tnt at tnt at
Tue Feb 24 01:25:03 CET 2009

>I am using freeradius-1.1.7. In order to authenticate users using an
>external program, I have created an instance of the rlm_exec module which
>contains the properties of the external program. In the radiusd.conf, I have
>called the instance in the authentication section. Now, as I want to
>authenticate CHAP clients, I need to pass their clear text passwords to the
>rlm_chap module. The passwords are stored in the database (MySQL) and are
>fetched in the external program. In the external program, I have simply
>output User-Password = ### as the user's clear text password, but the
>rlm_chap module says: "Could not find clear text password for user ...".
>What is wrong? Any ideas?

Attribute for clear text password is - Cleartext-Password. And operator
should be :=.

Ivan Kalik
Kalik Informatika ISP

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