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Date:      Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:14:31 -0800
From:      Doug Hardie <>
To:        Outback Dingo <>
Cc:        Jim Pazarena <>,
Subject:   Re: freeradius on freebsd
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On 30 November 2011, at 15:13, Outback Dingo wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 4:57 PM, Jim Pazarena <> wrote:
>> I am having issues with freeradius being told
>> system passwords are incorrect by freebsd, where I
>> know they are not wrong.
>> I think it relates to freeradius submitting crypt passwords
>> while freebsd defaults to MD5.
>> Has anyone encountered this issue on FreeBSD? Seems the
>> freeradius newsgroup doesn't have any freebsd active
>> participants.
>> Could someone suggest how to coax freeradius to submit
>> MD5 encrypted passwords to the system?
> in short your probably better off putting a db on the backend of
> freeradius instead of
> using system accounts, itll be alot easier that way and can be managed
> separate from
> the systems accounts

I have been using freeradius with FBSD for years with the system =
passwords.  Works just fine.  Saves you a lot of hassle and extra work =
in some cases.  Freeradius just passes along what it receives to the =
authentication mechanism.  Any encryption is done at the NAS.  You may =
want to run with -X and save all the output.  That will show where the =
problem is occurring.  Even if you go with a database you have to get =
the encryption in the database the same as what the NAS is doing.

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