can not initiate sim, no RAND1 attribute [eap] ERROR - Default EAP type sim failed in initiate [eap]

ken.farrington ken.farrington at
Mon Sep 23 13:56:56 CEST 2013

Hi Arran,

Im not sure if I have interpreted this right.  Are you agreeing with my
statement, that it is not needed or are you saying it is needed?   I seem to
recall I get an error when I put the sime_files in the default file.

Many thx indeed for the lightning fast response mate :)


> On 23 September 2013 at 12:49 Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at>
> wrote:
> On 23 Sep 2013, at 12:32, ken.farrington <ken.farrington at> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I really do try to read the forums in full before I post, but I have seen
> > much out there on this, but just cant find out why this is happening.
> > Please see below.
> >
> > The only think I dont have is "sim_files" entry in the
> > sites-enabled/default, as I assume this is now covered in the radiusd.conf
> > file.
> No, it's not, that is a version 1.x.x configuration. You have to list it in
> sites-enabled/default before EAP for it to work.
> Honestly though you don't need the sim_files stuff as you can set the
> attributes required in the users file (files).
> -Arran
> Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at>
> FreeRADIUS Development Team
Ken Farrington
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