Confused with "Failed to find IP address"

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Jul 27 14:51:30 CEST 2011

Eddie wrote:
> I am running a Debain server on the domain "". I
> installed freeradius 2.1.11 on that. As the tutorial suggested I added a
> user account to the top of users file "bob     Cleartext-Password :=
> "hello"" and on the seperated terminal "connecting throw SSH to the
> haskel server" executed radiusd -X -outcome is below. But I get error
> message and nothing on the other terminal " radiusd -X" appear .......
> any idea?

  Read the text you posted to the list.

> hasksol:/etc# radtest bob hello *localhost* 0 testing123
> radclient:: Failed to find IP address for hasksol
> radclient: Nothing to send.

  radclient is trying to look up the IP for "hasksol".  You don't have
that in DNS, or in /etc/hosts.  And you tried pinging everything but

  Alan DeKok.

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