Strange problem regarding PPTP and FreeRADIUS

Ali Majdzadeh ali.majdzadeh at
Sun Sep 12 11:40:27 CEST 2010

Yes, you are right. breaks when I insert radius_deadtime option in
radiusclient.conf, it seems that what I have used to configure the previous
radiusclient is not compatible with this new version. By the way, I use
pppd-2.4.5. Thanks a lot.

Warm Regards
Ali Majdzadeh Kohbanani

2010/9/12 Phil Mayers <p.mayers at>

> On 09/11/2010 09:20 PM, Ali Majdzadeh wrote:
>> Edvin,
>> Hi
>> Thanks for your response. FreeRADIUS is running on Debian Lenny and
>> PopTop Server is running on a RedHat-based distribution.
>> By the way, in pptpd's logs, I mentioned the following:
>> /etc/radiusclient/radiusclient.conf: line 16: unrecognized keyword:
>> radius_deadtime
>> I know that pppd uses plugin to perform PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP and
>> MS-CHAPv2 authentication against a RADIUS server.
>> Might this be the issue?
> That might be it. It looks like you might have mangled the configs in
> /etc/radiusclient. This isn't a FreeRadius problem.
> We use poptop/pppd/ on RHEL4 x86 and RHEL5 x86_64, and the
> combination works reliably for us.
> Where did you get your /etc/radiusclient configs from? Is the pppd package
> the standard one which comes with your RHEL distro - which pppd rpm version?
> Which version and CPU architecture are you running RHEL on?
> I suggest you go back to the original versions of /etc/radiusclient configs
> and make small changes one-by-one until it either works or breaks.
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