struggling getting freeradius to authorize a dialup session

Jim Pazarena jim at
Tue Nov 29 18:54:00 CET 2011

Alan DeKok wrote, On 2011-11-29 9:34 AM:
> 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.

Actually, I loaded the freeradius from the freebsd ports system, and IT
never placed any of the raddb folders & sub folders OR CONTENTS in

I didn't know that; so I started commenting out the sections in the
radiusd.conf which would not load.

yes, I clearly saw that you aren't supposed to mess with the configs.
But I think it was freebsd which messed with it. OR, rather, failed to
completely install it.
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