Radius syntax

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Wed Jan 14 11:47:41 CET 2009

Andrea Scarso wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to monitor my radius servers using The Dude by Mikrotik.
> Here, there's not a prebuild check, but there's a radius test, made in
> UDP on port 1812, where I have to manually set the "sent string" and the
> "received string".

  I have no idea what that means.

> How is a radius request made, or where can I find some docs about it?
> When I send a request with the default string, on the radius I receive:
> Wed Jan 14 08:55:45 2009 : Error: WARNING: Malformed RADIUS packet from
> host xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: packet attributes do NOT exactly fill the packet

  The NAS is completely broken.  Tell the manufacturer that you want a
firmware fix so that it will implement RADIUS correctly, *or* return it
for a refund, and buy a real NAS.

  Alan DeKok.

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