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Old 01-07-2003, 11:59 AM   #1
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Cistron Radius 1.6.6

Question for you guys,
I have installed Cistron Radius 1.6.6 (on Debian if it matters) and am having a problem with a specific attribute Cisco-AVPair and was wondering if anyone could help.

The config looks like this:

admin Auth-Type = Local, Password = "drowssap"
Service-Type = Administrative-User,
Login-Service = Telnet,
Login-TCP-Port = 23,
Cisco-AVPair = "shell:priv-lvl=15"

The error I get is this: (from /var/log/radius.log

Info: Starting - reading configuration files ...
Error: Unknown attribute "Cisco-AVPair"
Error: /etc/raddb/users[11]: Parse error (reply) for entry admin has the entry:
ATTRIBUTE Cisco-AVPair 1 string Cisco

So I am thinking this should work just fine but for some god aweful reason I cant get it to work.

Does anyone have any suggestions? or maybe a push in the right direction or a Doc or 2 :) I have seen some FAQ's and such but not a whole lot on the Cisco-AVPair attribute.

I have even searched the forum for such a thread all I could see was there looked like a few Cistron users so I thought I could get some advice.

Old 01-07-2003, 01:42 PM   #2
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I fixed it-

Thanks anyway guys

Old 02-24-2003, 09:58 PM   #3
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How did you reslove this problem ?
I have same trouble. Please Help me. Thx.

Old 02-25-2003, 08:38 AM   #4
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Look in the /etc/raddb Dir or where your radius files are located. you should see a number of dictionary files such as dictionary and
Open up the dictionary file and be sure this line is listed or if so uncommented.


dont forget to restart the radius server.

Thats all it is to it.

Hope this solves your problem.

Old 02-25-2003, 11:04 AM   #5
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Thumbs up BINGO !

I spend all night with this problem.

Finally I swop Cistron Radius to freeradius-0.8.1.tar.gz and
it was working correctly. Now I'm trying Cistron Radius again
using Rewt's advice and also Cistron Radius is working !
I compared dictionary files of both and in Cistrons Radius
line "$INCLUDE" was missing :-(

Many thx to Rewt.



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