Authenticate computers with their hostnames

Difan Zhao difan.zhao at
Tue Apr 20 00:41:01 CEST 2010

Phil, thank you very much for reply! I think you are right. I just tried
to change the authentication type to MD5 and then the laptop doesn't
even try to authenticate with hostname anymore. It seems it has to use
PEAP for this type of authentication. 

I will try setup NTLM and see if that works. Thanks again!

Difan Zhao
Network Engineer
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Subject: Re: Authenticate computers with their hostnames

On 04/16/2010 10:37 PM, Difan Zhao wrote:
> Users file:
> host/ Auth-Type := Accept

That won't work I think. The hosts are expecting to do EAP/PEAP+MS-CHAP 
(or EAP-TLS) and you'll need appropriate server-side auth mechanisms to 
issue the correct challenge/response values.

That is, you need to setup auth against their machine account 
credentials or certificates.
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