RADIUS authentication using MS-CHAP - no cleartext password configured error

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Thu Feb 7 04:14:28 CET 2013

Deepti kulkarni wrote:
> I have a windows client trying to set up L2TP tunnel with my linux
> router. The linux router talks with the RADIUS server. The
> authentication is failing because the request is using MS-CHAP and my
> server cannot handle MS-CHAP. I am not sure what is missing from the
> configuration on the server. I have the cleartext password in the users
> file for the "temp" user I am trying to authenticate. 

  No, you don't.  Read the debug output:

> [files] users: Matched entry DEFAULT at line 172
> ++[files] returns ok

  What's on line 172?

  The FAQ contains instructions for adding test accounts to the "users"
file.  Follow the FAQ.

  Alan DeKok.

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