No authenticate method (Auth-Type) found for the request

Alan DeKok aland at
Sat Jan 19 17:01:25 CET 2013

Beeblebrox wrote:
> Just writing to advise of the strange issues I came accross.
> 1. The Authentication issue was solved when by accident I placed in
> users the name / password without any whitespace (<tab> or <space>)
> before the password string. So I found that this works:
> bob      Cleartext-Password := "hello888"
> while this does not:
> 	bob      Cleartext-Password := "hello888"
> Test client now logs in very smoothly.

  This is documented.  See "man users", and the comments in the "users"
file, and in the dozens of examples.

> 2. Similarly, below spec gives error (probably my mistake):
> Simultaneous-Use := 4
> Fall-Through = Yes
> /etc/freeradius2/users[8]: Parse error (check) for entry
> Simultaneous-Use: Unknown attribute "" requires a hex string, not "4"
> Errors reading /etc/freeradius2/users
> /etc/freeradius2/modules/files[7]: Instantiation failed for module "files"
> /etc/freeradius2/sites/default[170]: Failed to find "files" in the
> "modules" section.
> /etc/freeradius2/sites/default[69]: Errors parsing authorize section.
> Off the top, I would venture to guess that OpenWRT's build of FreeRadius
> is significantly different than the "standard build" and that is
> probably where the bug is coming from.

  It's because you're again not following the documentation.

  Read the documentation and follow it.  It's not rocket science.

  If you post another message indicating you've been ignoring the
documentation, you will be unsubscribed and banned.

  I've had it with people who whine about the bad documentation, and
then fanatically refuse to follow it.

  Get off your high horse about the documentation.  It's fine.


  Alan DeKok.

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