Re: pppd+radius ?
On Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:37, Emile van Bergen wrote:
> > Since late 2000, and it fully worked since early 2001. You looked in the
> > wrong place, you should have looked in SourceForge. I'm the main
> > upstream author...
> I must have, indeed. But in any case, at the time I found that portslave
> was geared a lot towards the 'getty' side of things, and didn't support
Portslave was solely designed for getty type work. In response to requests I
wrote a very brief document giving tips on getting it to work in pppoe type
scenarios. People are using it like that, although most people who wanted to
do that found it too difficult and used another solution.
> CHAP, never mind MSCHAP with all its frills (not that I think those are
> 'better' than PAP, but that's what my client needed), so I decided that
> hacking all that into it was more work than starting with
> pppd+MSCHAP+MPPE and OpenRADIUS, which could also benefit from the
I've already started work on CHAP using libradius1, which is also what the
PPP CVS code uses.
> > I think that the code in the PPP CVS does most (if not all) of this. But
> > I haven't looked at all of it yet. Been too busy copying code into
> > Portslave. ;)
> Yes, it's a shame - three RADIUS clients for pppd now, with slightly
> varying feature sets. Oh well, these things happen. The only advantage
> my patch still has perhaps is that it's used in production now and
> applies against a production pppd.
I am going to eat the code that's in the PPP CVS. When I have every feature
of that code and more I may put Portslave in the PPP CVS. I think we only
need one PPP/RADIUS solution, I've spent the last two years hunting down
other options and incorporating all their features...
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