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Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed Jan 5 20:32:20 UTC 2011

(don't see why this was on -current)

In response to gahn <ipfreak at>:
> hi all:
> i set up the freeradius 21.100.1 on freebsd 8.1. it uses local authentication database of /etc/passwd (thanks to the previous discussions alan did with others). the problem is: it only works with the condition of the server id running as "root" instead of "freeradius" due to the one way MD5 hash of /etc/passwd file.
> are there any other better ways to implement this?

a) Put the Radius server in a jail, so it can run as root without all the
   security concerns.
b) Use something other than /etc/passwd authentication

Bill Moran

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