Problem with EAP PEAP Authentication on freeradius 3.22

Gleb Lisikh in4bit.general at
Fri Apr 24 15:34:50 CEST 2020

Hi Alan,

Thanks for setting me straight. I will do more reading, The major reason
for my "lazy attitude" (not giving up though) is your prompt and helpful
responses (why bother reading/researching if Alan can help right away).
And perhaps I took your "no.  I don't rewrite documentation for vendors."
response too literally.

But your advice is already helping. E.g. the actual client requests behave
better than the Meraki test applet. So maybe it's not even worth bothering
with that particular error, because it does point to a problem on the
client side, for which I don't really care much.

So, thank you.


On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 7:50 PM Alan DeKok <aland at>

> On Apr 23, 2020, at 5:52 PM, Gleb Lisikh <in4bit.general at> wrote:
> >
> > If you read the following instructions, where do you think the changes
> will need to be made if eap.conf file is nowhere to be found?
>   I *did* tell you to edit mods-available/eap.
>   Or, if you read the documentation in raddb/README.rst, you can look for
> "eap.conf".  The file has moved, and the move is documented.
>   This whole business of "I give up, you tell me what to do" is just not
> acceptable.
> > Edit /etc/freeradius/eap.conf with the following changes
> >       • Change default_eap_type to “tls”
> >       • Comment out all the authentication methods sections except for
> tls
> >       • Comment out “private_key_password” with #
> >       • Change private_key_file to ${certdir}/radius.key
> >       • Change certificate_file to ${certdir}/radius.crt
> >       • Change CA_file to ${cadir}/ca.crt
>   If you read the file I told you to read, you would see that those
> configuration items are in the file.
>   It is very much inappropriate to ask for help, and then refuse to follow
> the advice you're given.  If you can't be bothered to follow instructions,
> I can't be bothered to give instructions.
>   Alan DeKok.

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