Re: Unix /etc/password file in NT

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 03:21:34 -0800

Daniel Beaudry wrote:
> Hello folks!
> Recently I installed Radius NT. I worked around with the users file to
> test the server with radlogin. It worked perfectely!
> Now, I want to use radiusNT as an alternate radius server, as my main
> radius server runs under Solaris on a Sun. I use the /etc/passwd and
> /etc/shadow file to authenticate the users.
> I download my /etc/passwd file to my NT box, and managed to put the
> secret password from the shadow file to the passwd file.
> When I test one of the user that is setup in the /etc/passwd file, it
> looks like there is no link between RadiusNT and the file that is in the
> folder c:\etc\passwd.
> B.T.W., is this file is at the correct location?

The file should be in the SAME directory as RadiusNT starts in,
not c:\etc. Your users file should be the EXACT same as the users
file on your UNIX box. IOW, you must have at the end the typical:

DEFAULT Password = "UNIX"

entry at the bottom so RadiusNT knows to check the passwd file in its
directory for the users.

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