freeradius | shared secret is incorrect | unprintable characters in the password

John Dennis jdennis at
Mon Jun 3 16:10:02 CEST 2013

On 06/02/2013 10:00 AM, A.L.M.Buxey at wrote:
> Hi,
> check the shared secret you have defined in clients.conf on the server.
> check the shared secret you are using on the client
> check the server debug logs etc to see WHAT IP the client is coming
> through - if you are using a localhost address or name....if using the
> name it might be using another IP socket connection which may be matching
> one of the other default values present in clients.conf

Also, pay careful attention to the file pathnames in the debug output 
and make sure you're editing the same file. A common problem is editing 
files in /etc/raddb but the server is reading files some other location.

For example your debug log shows this:


Is that the file you're editing?

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