freeradius on FreeBSD - system passwords

Jim Pazarena jim at
Wed Nov 30 21:58:25 CET 2011

Alan DeKok wrote, On 2011-11-30 9:47 AM:
> Jim Pazarena wrote:
>> This is most baffling. When I ran cistron, it just "worked"; but I switched
>    No.  FreeRADIUS is 64-bit clean.
>    My guess is that the passwords on 64-bit FreeBSD are *not* encrypted
> with the "crypt" function.  There is some other API necessary to do
> password checks.
>    I don't run FreeBSD, so I don't know what that is.

Ahh. the FreeBSD docs indicate that the default for password encryption
is MD5.

Now I need to learn how to "use" MD5 within freeradius.
Suggestions would be most appreciated.
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