freeradius is not loading clients

Majed Zouhairy m_zouhairy at
Tue Jan 9 12:56:16 UTC 2024

On 1/9/24 14:55, Matthew Newton via Freeradius-Users wrote:
> On 09/01/2024 11:27, Majed Zouhairy wrote:
>> 121061: Jan  9 14:16:04.134: AAA/MEMORY: create_user (0x49EAF010) 
>> user='donatello' ruser='NULL' ds0=0 port='' rem_addr='NULL' 
>> authen_type=ASCII service=LOGIN priv=1 initial_task_id='0', vrf= 
>> (id=0)No authoritative response from any server.
>> 4G-E-1st#
>> 121062: Jan  9 14:16:24.244: AAA/MEMORY: free_user (0x49EAF010) 
>> user='donatello' ruser='NULL' port='' rem_addr='NULL' 
>> authen_type=ASCII service=LOGIN priv=1 vrf= (id=0)
>> telnet to radius server 22 port succeeds, to port 1812 fails says
>> telnet 1812
>> Trying, 1812 ...
>> % Destination unreachable; gateway or host down
> RADIUS on port 1812 is UDP. Telnet will never work.
>> why are packets not reaching the radius server even though it pings 
>> from the switch?
> You have a firewall on the network or on the RADIUS server, or a switch 
> ACL which is blocking UDP packets.
been working for years on this server and i never remembered that it has 
a firewall, ... the Biden effect...

had to change:
aaa authorization exec default group TEST group UP if-authenticated


aaa authorization exec default group UP if-authenticated

so the radius authorizes!

now i want to use /etc/passwd for usernames, but i read in the 
documentation from 19 years ago, so i don't think it is relevant, anyone 
has a clear how to in order to implement this?

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