struggling getting freeradius to authorize a dialup session

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Nov 29 18:34:37 CET 2011

Jim Pazarena wrote:
> I am confused, as to the layout of the users file. I have a simple:
> DEFAULT Auth-Type = System
>         Service-Type = Framed-User,
>         Framed-Protocol = PPP,
>         Framed-MTU = 1500
> yet, when I start radius (in debug), and attempt a dial-in, it nags the
> following:
> WARNING: Empty authorize section. Using default return values.

  You edited the default configuration and broke it.  Don't do that.

> ERROR: No authenticate method (Auth-Type) founf for the request:
> Rejecting the user

  Again, this comes only if you edit the configuration and break it.

> So the WARNING is clear enough, but I am getting lost in setup files.

  Why?  Don't change anything.  This is stated *clearly* in the "man" page.

> the "sites-available/README" suggests that on a simply setup, everything
> can
> be in the radiusd.conf file; 

  It's possible, but only if you know what you're doing.

> I don't see anything in my radiusd.conf which
> suggests an authenticate section.

  Then don't edit it.  Do one step at a time.

  Use the default configuration.

  Take the "users" file entry above, and put it at the TOP of the
"users" file.

  It should work.

  Alan DeKok.

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