Section: File Formats (5)
Updated: 16 March 2001
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clients - RADIUS clients file
The clients file resides in the radius database directory,
by default /etc/raddb. Its use is depreciated in favour of
Every line starting with a hash sign
is treated as comment and ignored.
Each line of the file contains two white-space delimited fields.
- client hostname
The RADIUS clients hostname. This may be a plain hostname, or a
dotted-quad IP address.
This is the so-called "shared secret" that is held between a RADIUS
server and client. It is used to encrypt passwords in RADIUS packets,
and also for authentication. You need to configure the same secret
on the client (terminal server) as in this file.
file is read by radiusd on startup only.
- SEE ALSO
linux.jgfs.net manual pages