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PPPD-RADIUS(8)						      System Manager's Manual						    PPPD-RADIUS(8)

NAME - RADIUS authentication plugin for pppd(8) SYNOPSIS
pppd [ options ] plugin DESCRIPTION
The RADIUS plugin for pppd permits pppd to perform PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP and MS-CHAPv2 authentication against a RADIUS server instead of the usual /etc/ppp/pap-secrets and /etc/ppp/chap-secrets files. The RADIUS plugin is built on a library called radiusclient which has its own configuration files (usually in /etc/radiusclient), consult those files for more information on configuring the RADIUS plugin OPTIONS
The RADIUS plugin introduces one additional pppd option: radius-config-file filename The file filename is taken as the radiusclient configuration file. If this option is not used, then the plugin uses /etc/radiusclient/radiusclient.conf as the configuration file. avpair attribute=value Adds an Attribute-Value pair to be passed on to the RADIUS server on each request. map-to-ifname Sets Radius NAS-Port attribute to number equal to interface name (Default) map-to-ttyname Sets Radius NAS-Port attribute value via libradiusclient library USAGE
To use the plugin, simply supply the plugin option to pppd, and edit /etc/radiusclient/radiusclient.conf appropriately. If you use the RADIUS plugin, the normal pppd authentication schemes (login, checking the /etc/ppp/*-secrets files) are skipped. The RADIUS server should assign an IP address to the peer using the RADIUS Framed-IP-Address attribute. SEE ALSO
pppd(8) pppd-radattr(8) AUTHOR
David F. Skoll <> PPPD-RADIUS(8)

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radius - nnrpd RADIUS password authenticator SYNOPSIS
radius [-h] [-f config] DESCRIPTION
radius is an nnrpd authenticator, accepting a username and password from nnrpd (given to nnrpd by a reader connection) and attempting to authenticate that username and password against a RADIUS server. See readers.conf(5) for more information on how to configure an nnrpd authenticator. It is useful for a site that already does user authentication via RADIUS and wants to authenticate news reading connections as well. By default, radius reads pathetc/radius.conf for configuration information, but a different configuration file can be specified with -f. See radius.conf(5) for a description of the configuration file. OPTIONS
-f config Read config instead of pathetc/radius.conf for configuration information. -h Print out a usage message and exit. EXAMPLE
The following readers.conf(5) fragment tells nnrpd to authenticate all connections using this authenticator: auth radius { auth: radius default: <FAIL> default-domain: } "" will be appended to the user-supplied identity, and if RADIUS authentication failes, the user will be assigned an identity of "<FAIL>". BUGS
It has been reported that this authenticator doesn't work with Ascend RADIUS servers, but does work with Cistron RADIUS servers. It's also believed to work with Livingston's RADIUS server. Contributions to make it work better with different types of RADIUS servers would be gratefully accepted. This code has not been audited against the RADIUS protocol and may not implement it correctly. HISTORY
The RADIUS authenticator was originally written by Aidan Cully. This documentation was written by Russ Allbery <>. $Id: radius.pod 7664 2007-09-02 12:58:07Z iulius $ SEE ALSO
nnrpd(8), radius.conf(5), readers.conf(5) RFC 2865, Remote Authentication Dial In User Service. INN 2.5.2 2009-05-21 RADIUS(8)
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