MAC Authentication

Ivan Kalik tnt at
Thu Jun 11 23:55:47 CEST 2009

> I'm being a bit brain dead most likely. I have been tinkering with
> Freeradius and MAC authentication successfully. Now I have a real server
> to build FR on so I proceeded to build the new server. After going through
> the *same* steps to build FR, duplicating the clients.conf and users file,
> I can't get the auth to work again. In my notes these were the two files I
> touched to get it going, but I'm hoping I missed something simple.
> rad_recv: Access-Request packet from host, id=16,
> length=53
> User-Name = "000e35-84610a"
> User-Password = "000e35-84610a"
> My users file:
> 000E35-84610A Cleartext-Password := "000E35-84610A"

That password is not going to match.

> Any help to recover from my brain lapse would be greatly appreciated. Did
> I miss some other config tweak so it's looking at the user file?

It is looking in the users file:

> modcall[authorize]: module "files" returns notfound for request 1

... but your user entry isn't there (or username/pass are *not* correct).
Have a look at the server startup debug and see if the users file you are
changing is the one server is using.

Ivan Kalik
Kalik Informatika ISP

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