Beginner need help

Frank Wei Frank.Wei at
Mon Sep 22 07:37:41 CEST 2014


I wanted to authenticate username "testing" with password "password". First I used the "radtest" utility and I've got

radtest testing password 0 testing123
Sending Access-Request of id 132 to port 1812
        User-Name = "testing"
        User-Password = "password"
        NAS-IP-Address =
        NAS-Port = 0
        Message-Authenticator = 0x00000000000000000000000000000000
rad_recv: Access-Accept packet from host port 1812, id=132, length=20

Then try to use "radlogin" utility to do the authentication (I uncommented the line in file /usr/local/etc/radiusclient/servers to make the shared secret to be testing 123), I got

($Id: radlogin.c,v 1.9 2008/01/09 07:04:18 sobomax Exp $)
Linux 2.6.9-1.667smp ( (port 2)

login: testing
RADIUS: /dev/pts/2local: Authentication failure

Note during the above testing, the freeradius server did not receive any request. It looks like I missed some configure in the client side as "radtest" worked.

Could somebody help me what I have missed.


-----Original Message-----
From: at [ at] On Behalf Of Alan DeKok
Sent: Monday, 22 September 2014 2:15 p.m.
To: FreeRadius users mailing list
Subject: Re: Beginner need help

Frank Wei wrote:
> The only useful information on the freeradius client is
> radiusclient [-f config_file] [-p nas_port] [-s | [-a] a1=v1 [a2=v2[...[aN=vN]...]]]
> Not how to use above to test the client. How can I create the "config_file" ?

  See etc/radiusclient.conf in the "tar" file.

  Alan DeKok.
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