Weird message from RADIUS running at debug level

Matthew Newton mcn4 at
Wed Feb 18 16:48:55 CET 2015

On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 03:29:54PM +0000, Clement Ogedengbe wrote:
> I am running RADIUS (has embedded ntlm_auth to authenticate to
> Windows AD) at debug level. The message below gets occasionally
> displayed on the screen. The serer continues to authenticate
> users anyway, but wonder if anyone has any idea of what is going
> on here.

ntlm_auth is being called with bad arguments, so is printing out
its help page.

What does the debug output show just before this?

My guess is the User-Name is blank for some reason. Maybe you're
calling ntlm_auth for EAP-TLS by mistake? Without seeing the debug
output however, all we can do is guess.


Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at>

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