Password oddity

John Tabasz (jtabasz) jtabasz at
Thu Dec 16 01:12:43 CET 2010

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Subject: Password oddity

Set up FreeRadius on SLES 10. Using the NTRadPing utility we can
to our back end LDAP server (eDirectory) w/o problem. However, when we
enabled Radius authentication on two separate Wireless access points
(Linksys WRT54 and DLink WBR 1310), they both fail authentication
the password they pass (or how FreeRadius interprets the password)
one letter of the password.

For example, we set up a radtest user with a password of radtest.
server in debug shows the request come in but passes a password value of
aadtest. So, as a test we changed the password to aadtest for the
user. The password then came across as badtest. So, we thought we'd
the password to cadtest to see what would happen. Now the password was
sent/received as aadtest again.

Using NTRadPing utility, we see the request come in, get processed and

Running FreeRadius 1.1.0 as this is the version that Novell "supports." 
Please don't yell at me on this.  Their documentation is based on this
version and not the latest version.......

Has anyone seen this behavior before and if so, know how to fix it?

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