rlm_eap_ttls: Cannot tunnel EAP-Type/ttls inside of TTLS

Darren Shea dshea at ecpi.com
Wed Oct 31 21:55:29 CET 2012

I'm trying to migrate a running FreeRADIUS server (on FreeBSD 7) to a
virtualized system (on FreeBSD 9). I've got the MySQL database working, and
I have copied over the raddb files from the old system to the new one.

Unfortunately, radiusd drops out with the error in the subject. It looks
like the working system has no problem with tunneling EAP/TTLS through the
TTLS tunnel, but this new system is balking. I've read the documentation and
examined the FAQ, but no luck. Google is shedding no light on this problem

Any suggestions?

Full radiusd -X output on non-working server
vBSD1# radiusd -X
Starting - reading configuration files ...
reread_config:  reading radiusd.conf
Config:   including file: /usr/local/etc/raddb/proxy.conf
Config:   including file: /usr/local/etc/raddb/clients.conf
Config:   including file: /usr/local/etc/raddb/snmp.conf
Config:   including file: /usr/local/etc/raddb/eap.conf
Config:   including file: /usr/local/etc/raddb/sql.conf
 main: prefix = "/usr/local"
 main: localstatedir = "/var"
 main: logdir = "/var/log"
 main: libdir = "/usr/local/lib"
 main: radacctdir = "/var/log/radacct"
 main: hostname_lookups = no
 main: max_request_time = 30
 main: cleanup_delay = 5
 main: max_requests = 1024
 main: delete_blocked_requests = 0
 main: port = 0
 main: allow_core_dumps = no
 main: log_stripped_names = no
 main: log_file = "/var/log/radius.log"
 main: log_auth = no
 main: log_auth_badpass = no
 main: log_auth_goodpass = no
 main: pidfile = "/var/run/radiusd/radiusd.pid"
 main: user = "freeradius"
 main: group = "freeradius"
 main: usercollide = no
 main: lower_user = "no"
 main: lower_pass = "no"
 main: nospace_user = "no"
 main: nospace_pass = "no"
 main: checkrad = "/usr/local/sbin/checkrad"
 main: proxy_requests = yes
 proxy: retry_delay = 5
 proxy: retry_count = 3
 proxy: synchronous = no
 proxy: default_fallback = yes
 proxy: dead_time = 120
 proxy: post_proxy_authorize = no
 proxy: wake_all_if_all_dead = no
 security: max_attributes = 200
 security: reject_delay = 1
 security: status_server = yes
 main: debug_level = 0
read_config_files:  reading dictionary
read_config_files:  reading naslist
Using deprecated naslist file.  Support for this will go away soon.
read_config_files:  reading clients
read_config_files:  reading realms
 listen: port = 1645
 listen: type = "auth"
 listen: port = 1646
 listen: type = "acct"
radiusd:  entering modules setup
Module: Library search path is /usr/local/lib
Module: Loaded exec
 exec: wait = yes
 exec: program = "(null)"
 exec: input_pairs = "request"
 exec: output_pairs = "(null)"
 exec: packet_type = "(null)"
rlm_exec: Wait=yes but no output defined. Did you mean output=none?
Module: Instantiated exec (exec)
Module: Loaded expr
Module: Instantiated expr (expr)
Module: Loaded PAP
 pap: encryption_scheme = "crypt"
 pap: auto_header = yes
Module: Instantiated pap (pap)
Module: Loaded CHAP
Module: Instantiated chap (chap)
Module: Loaded MS-CHAP
 mschap: use_mppe = yes
 mschap: require_encryption = no
 mschap: require_strong = no
 mschap: with_ntdomain_hack = no
 mschap: passwd = "(null)"
 mschap: ntlm_auth = "(null)"
Module: Instantiated mschap (mschap)
Module: Loaded System
 unix: cache = no
 unix: passwd = "(null)"
 unix: shadow = "(null)"
 unix: group = "(null)"
 unix: radwtmp = "/var/log/radwtmp"
 unix: usegroup = no
 unix: cache_reload = 600
Module: Instantiated unix (unix)
Module: Loaded eap
 eap: default_eap_type = "ttls"
 eap: timer_expire = 60
 eap: ignore_unknown_eap_types = no
 eap: cisco_accounting_username_bug = no
rlm_eap: Loaded and initialized type md5
rlm_eap: Loaded and initialized type leap
 gtc: challenge = "Password: "
 gtc: auth_type = "PAP"
rlm_eap: Loaded and initialized type gtc
 tls: rsa_key_exchange = no
 tls: dh_key_exchange = yes
 tls: rsa_key_length = 512
 tls: dh_key_length = 512
 tls: verify_depth = 0
 tls: CA_path = "(null)"
 tls: pem_file_type = yes
 tls: private_key_file = "/usr/local/etc/raddb/certs/aaasvr_key.pem"
 tls: certificate_file = "/usr/local/etc/raddb/certs/aaasvr_cert.pem"
 tls: CA_file = "/usr/local/etc/raddb/certs/cacert_aaasvr.pem"
 tls: private_key_password = "password"
 tls: dh_file = "/usr/local/etc/raddb/certs/dh"
 tls: random_file = "/usr/local/etc/raddb/certs/random"
 tls: fragment_size = 1024
 tls: include_length = yes
 tls: check_crl = no
 tls: check_cert_cn = "(null)"
 tls: cipher_list = "DEFAULT"
 tls: check_cert_issuer = "(null)"
rlm_eap_tls: Loading the certificate file as a chain
rlm_eap: Loaded and initialized type tls
 ttls: default_eap_type = "ttls"
 ttls: copy_request_to_tunnel = yes
 ttls: use_tunneled_reply = yes
rlm_eap_ttls: Cannot tunnel EAP-Type/ttls inside of TTLS
rlm_eap: Failed to initialize type ttls
radiusd.conf[17]: eap: Module instantiation failed.
radiusd.conf[2037] Unknown module "eap".
radiusd.conf[1984] Failed to parse authenticate section.

Partial radiusd -X output on working server
Module: Linked to sub-module rlm_eap_tls
 Module: Instantiating eap-tls
   tls {
        rsa_key_exchange = no
        dh_key_exchange = yes
        rsa_key_length = 512
        dh_key_length = 512
        verify_depth = 0
        pem_file_type = yes
        private_key_file = "/usr/local/etc/raddb/certs/aaasvr_key.pem"
        certificate_file = "/usr/local/etc/raddb/certs/aaasvr_cert.pem"
        CA_file = "/usr/local/etc/raddb/certs/cacert_aaasvr.pem"
        private_key_password = "password"
        dh_file = "/usr/local/etc/raddb/certs/dh"
        random_file = "/usr/local/etc/raddb/certs/random"
        fragment_size = 1024
        include_length = yes
        check_crl = no
        cipher_list = "DEFAULT"
        make_cert_command = "/usr/local/etc/raddb/certs/bootstrap"
 Module: Linked to sub-module rlm_eap_ttls
 Module: Instantiating eap-ttls
   ttls {
        default_eap_type = "ttls"
        copy_request_to_tunnel = yes
        use_tunneled_reply = yes
        virtual_server = "inner-tunnel"
 Module: Linked to sub-module rlm_eap_peap
 Module: Instantiating eap-peap
   peap {
        default_eap_type = "mschapv2"
        copy_request_to_tunnel = no
        use_tunneled_reply = no
        proxy_tunneled_request_as_eap = yes
        virtual_server = "inner-tunnel"
 Module: Linked to sub-module rlm_eap_mschapv2
 Module: Instantiating eap-mschapv2
   mschapv2 {
        with_ntdomain_hack = no
 Module: Checking authorize {...} for more modules to load
 Module: Linked to module rlm_realm
 Module: Instantiating suffix
  realm suffix {
        format = "suffix"
        delimiter = "@"
        ignore_default = no
        ignore_null = no

Thank you,
  ECPI Western Broadband

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