Auth-Type: request or control?

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at
Wed Aug 13 15:12:33 CEST 2014

On 13 Aug 2014, at 04:28, Axel Luttgens <axel.luttgens at> wrote:

> Hello,
> A small detail perhaps: in raddb/sites-available/default, one may read
> 	#
> 	#  If the users are logging in with an MS-CHAP-Challenge
> 	#  attribute for authentication, the mschap module will find
> 	#  the MS-CHAP-Challenge attribute, and add 'Auth-Type := MS-CHAP'
> 	#  to the request, which will cause the server to then use
> 	#  the mschap module for authentication.
> 	mschap
> Wouldn't
> 	"... add 'Auth-Type := MS-CHAP' to the control list, ..." 
> be more accurate?

I've just started using control:Auth-Type in other places.

It's confusing because there's a request and a request list, and it's not
always clear what's being referred to.

Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at>
FreeRADIUS development team

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