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

Ali Majdzadeh ali.majdzadeh at
Tue Feb 24 10:41:04 CET 2009

Thanks for your attention, but I have tested what you had suggested. The
result is the same, with both attributes the CHAP module throws the same
error. Any ideas?

Kind Regards
Ali Majdzadeh Kohbanani

2009/2/24 <tnt at>

> >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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