I know that if we have CHAP enabled in our Ascend Maxes, Windows 95/98/NT
(and 2000, I'd imagine) users will automatically authenticate using CHAP,
even if it's not set to "require...". If the dial-up client software
doesn't support CHAP (few don't support it), it'll drop back to PAP
authentication on its own.
I have no idea how this stuff works with RRAS though.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Josh Hillman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2000 5:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [Emerald] Authentication problem
> > > From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > > I have found a registry key to force all users to use PAP, however I
> > > > have the following concerns:
> > > >
> > > > 1. Do all clients support PAP, if CHAP and MS-CHAP are not available
> > > > ? In a windows client, where exactly in DUN is the setting to use
> > Windows 95/98/NT4/2000 all support PAP and CHAP. If CHAP is not
> > uses PAP (unless for some reason the user has a post-dial-up terminal
> > pop up). In Win95/98 from within Dial-Up Networking, right-click on the
> > connection profile, then click on "Server Types". CHAP corresponds to
> > "Require encrypted password"--when that's not set, PAP is automatically
> > used.
> > In Windows NT 4, from within Dial-Up Networking, go into the connection
> > properties and under the Security tab, the first entry ("accept any
> > authentication including clear text") refers to PAP. The second option,
> > "accept only encrypted authentication" refers to CHAP.
> > I don't remember off-hand how Windows 2000 handles this, but I think
> > almost the same as Windows 98.
> > > > 2. What about non windows clients ? e.g mac or unix.
> > These vary depending on the operating system. Even in cases where PAP
> > not be available, there's usually some old scripting method that will
> > the user logged on.
> > Josh
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