Testing an access-request user without the debugging mode

Hangi Christian hangi_chris at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 10 07:33:12 CET 2014

Hello Guys,

I am new in Freeradius server and also in linux and I need your help regarding the functionality of the server. I am currently using freeradius version 2.2.3  and my desktop computer is running the CentOS 6.4 linux operating. First of all, I've downloaded the uncompressed freeradius software package (freeradius-server-2.2.3.tar) from the freeradius website: http://www.freeradius.org from source code in the tar format. Then after I had to create a folder using CentOS linux in order to the freeradius server source code package to the folder, uncompressed and installed on the computer. After copied to the folder, I used the tar commands to uncompress the source code package and install it on the computer using #./configure, #make and #make install commands from the INSTALL file of the uncompressed server package. After installed, the configurations files of the RADIUS SERVER were found under /usr/local/etc/raddb directory path.
i tested the server on the debugging mode using radiusd -X and at the end of the output i saw this line  " Ready to process requests".

 I have first created a user inside the users file and I did the normal default testing with the debugging mode and the user was accepted. After that i change the clients.conf file putting my shared key and the IP Address of the switch and also configure ssh on the server side 

 I have done the AAA , Radius and SSH configurations on the switch, then I used Putty on another computer to access to the server by putting the IP address of the switch . 

 Is this the right way to access the server ? 
 i ran the debugging mode on the server and try to access using putty on another PC .
here is the result i got this :
     rad_recv: Accounting-Request packet from host port 5001, id=151, length=122
    User-Name = "testing"
    NAS-Identifier = "002389550a92"
    NAS-Port = 16781313
    NAS-Port-Type = Ethernet
    Calling-Station-Id = "0000-0000-0000"
    Acct-Status-Type = Start
    Acct-Authentic = RADIUS
    Acct-Session-Id = "1100030205009"
    Framed-IP-Address =
    NAS-IP-Address =
    Event-Timestamp = "Apr  2 2000 12:00:06 ICT"
    Service-Type = Login-User
# Executing section preacct from file /usr/local/etc/raddb/sites-enabled/default
+group preacct {
++[preprocess] = ok
[acct_unique] Hashing 'NAS-Port = 16781313,NAS-Identifier = "002389550a92",NAS-IP-Address =,Acct-Session-Id = "1100030205009",User-Name = "testing"'
[acct_unique] Acct-Unique-Session-ID = "6ff6addd9c912e31".
++[acct_unique] = ok
[suffix] No '@' in User-Name = "testing", looking up realm NULL
[suffix] No such realm "NULL"
++[suffix] = noop
++[files] = noop
+} # group preacct = ok
# Executing section accounting from file /usr/local/etc/raddb/sites-enabled/default
+group accounting {
[detail]     expand: %{Packet-Src-IP-Address} ->
[detail]     expand: /usr/local/var/log/radius/radacct/%{%{Packet-Src-IP-Address}:-%{Packet-Src-IPv6-Address}}/detail-%Y%m%d -> /usr/local/var/log/radius/radacct/
[detail] /usr/local/var/log/radius/radacct/%{%{Packet-Src-IP-Address}:-%{Packet-Src-IPv6-Address}}/detail-%Y%m%d expands to /usr/local/var/log/radius/radacct/
[detail]     expand: %t -> Mon Mar 10 13:12:05 2014
++[detail] = ok
++[unix] = ok
++[exec] = noop
[attr_filter.accounting_response]     expand: %{User-Name} -> testing
attr_filter: Matched entry DEFAULT at line 12
++[attr_filter.accounting_response] = updated
+} # group accounting = updated
Sending Accounting-Response of id 151 to port 5001
Finished request 1.
Cleaning up request 1 ID 151 with timestamp +122
Going to the next request
Waking up in 4.9 seconds.
Cleaning up request 0 ID 10 with timestamp +122
Ready to process requests.

then i stopped the debugging mode. and run the server using this commands
 [root at chris raddb]# service radiusd restart
Stopping radiusd:                                          [  OK  ]
Starting radiusd:                                          [  OK  ]

on the user's PC side i got access denied and the server does not report on the radius.log file .
please help me and also correct me where ever i went wrong.

With Regards,

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