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

NAME         top

       radius.so - RADIUS authentication plugin for pppd(8)

SYNOPSIS         top

       pppd [ options ] plugin radius.so

DESCRIPTION         top

       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

       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         top

       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.

              Sets Radius NAS-Port attribute to number equal to
              interface name (Default)

              Sets Radius NAS-Port attribute value via libradiusclient

USAGE         top

       To use the plugin, simply supply the plugin radius.so 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         top

       pppd(8) pppd-radattr(8)

AUTHOR         top

       Dianne Skoll <dianne@skoll.ca>

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