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Old 06-01-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Help with freeRadius!


I am newbie and I am trying to install freeRadius on my centOS. I was successfully able to install the freeRadius; here is the description of what I did:

1)From the I downloaded freeradius-1.1.6.tar under /etc/radius (created a folder by the name radius under /etc/)
2)Issued the command "tar -xvf freeradius-1.1.6.tar
3)It created a folder by the name freeradius-1.1.6 under /etc/radius
4)cd /etc/radius/freeradius-1.1.6
7)make install

Everything went of fine and radius server got installed; I did not get any errors either. The question is when I try to test the radiuserver using "radtest" command the request is rejected; here is what I did:

1)Edit "users" file and added user by the name test: ""test" User-Password == "test""
2)From other window started the radius server under debug mode: "radiusd -X" and it started off with out any problems and this is what I had at the prompt:

Module: Loaded radutmp
radutmp: filename = "/usr/local/var/log/radius/radutmp"
radutmp: username = "%{User-Name}"
radutmp: case_sensitive = yes
radutmp: check_with_nas = yes
radutmp: perm = 384
radutmp: callerid = yes
Module: Instantiated radutmp (radutmp)
Listening on authentication *:1812
Listening on accounting *:1813
Ready to process requests.

3)From another window issued the command "radtest test test localhost 0 testing123" and I got this at the prompt:

[root@kilimanjaro examples]# radtest test test localhost 0 testing123
Sending Access-Request of id 141 to port 1812
User-Name = "test"
User-Password = "test"
NAS-IP-Address =
NAS-Port = 0
rad_recv: Access-Reject packet from host, id=141, length=20
[root@kilimanjaro examples]#

5)And this is the error I see on the first window where in Radius server is listening.

modcall: entering group authenticate for request 0
modcall[authenticate]: module "unix" returns notfound for request 0
modcall: leaving group authenticate (returns notfound) for request 0
auth: Failed to validate the user.
Delaying request 0 for 1 seconds
Finished request 0
Going to the next request
--- Walking the entire request list ---
Waking up in 1 seconds...
--- Walking the entire request list ---
Waking up in 1 seconds...
--- Walking the entire request list ---
Sending Access-Reject of id 141 to port 32769
Waking up in 4 seconds...
--- Walking the entire request list ---
Cleaning up request 0 ID 141 with timestamp 4660c98b
Nothing to do. Sleeping until we see a request.

Now my question is how to make this work; what do I need to do in order for Radius server to accept the request!

Please help me; I am missing something very simple but not able to figure out what. All your help is greatly appreciated; also I am posting this post on the "linux security" forum too.

Old 06-01-2007, 09:31 PM   #2
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Please don't post the same question more than once.
Old 06-01-2007, 09:59 PM   #3
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stress, I get your point, and its noble, but it doesn't help at all to double post to tell a person not to double post. Inform them of their error in one, report for closure, and answer in the other. Just a suggestion.
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