chap or pap

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Jun 4 08:44:15 CEST 2009

jon jon wrote:
> Hi,
> I have pap authentication working just fine. I want to change auth type
> to chap. I am using the radius book that is very outdated.

  Why?  Why not just follow the documentation, FAQ, etc. that is
included with the server?

> Don't really
> understand why can't chap to work. I looked in the default file and chap
> auth-type is not commented out, so I am assuming that if pap
> authentication didn't work then chap would be the next auth type radius
> would try right. that is why they put pap at the bottom of the file to
> let the other auth types a try first. I am using mysql backend server
> with username and cleartext := passwords. Can anyone point me the right
> direction or tell me to read more:P

  Don't read the RADIUS book.  It's useless.

  Alan DeKok

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