Failed to find 'Auth-Type EAP' section

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Oct 18 12:57:55 CEST 2019

On Oct 18, 2019, at 12:31 AM, Prajosh Augustine <prajosh at> wrote:
> I am trying to build FreeRadius 3.0.19 server and run it in debug mode. When I try to check its configuration via 'radiusd -XC', it shows the below error:*
> *
> */# Instantiating module "eap" from file /etc/freeradius/mods-available/eap/**/
> /**//etc/freeradius/mods-available/eap[14]: Failed to find 'Auth-Type EAP' section.  Cannot authenticate users./**/
> /**//etc/freeradius/mods-available/eap[14]: Instantiation failed for module "eap"/*

  First, there is no need to mangle the log messages by adding additional "highlighting" marks.  Just post the text.  We can figure it out.

  Second, the default configuration works.  So if your system doesn't work, it means that you edited the configuration and broke it.  Don't do that.

  Go back to the default configuration.  It WILL work.

> Could you please help to identify which configuration is missing/wrong?

  If you had explained what you changed, maybe we could identify what was wrong.  Instead, we only know *that* something is wrong.  We don't know *what* is wrong.

  Therefore the only advice we can give is "go back to the default configuration.  It works"

  Alan DeKok.

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