Re: Radius Feature Request

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 13:43:31 -0800

Tom Bilan wrote:
> From time to time we do maintenance (shocking eh?) but during those times
> we would like RadiusNT to just let everyone on. As long as the type any username
> and any password it will authenticate them. I know this sounds insane but when
> you have a full staff of people working on a major upgrade it's annoying to have
> to deal with phone support because someone plugged in their e-mail name for
> their username ( instead of tom) etc... Also, if we're doing maintenance
> on our SQL server which radius authenticates off of then noone would be able to
> dial in and there really isn't any service that they're concerned with
> that is down.

Typically, I would recommend keeping an up-to-date users file from your
Emerlad database. There is a command line utility you can cron to do
this or use the Emerlad client to create it.

> If there is a way to do this already via a special users file syntax or whatever then
> please pass along the info. If not then a check box in Radius Administrator would
> be wonderful.

Yes, this has been in there since 2.2:

DEFAULT Password = "ANY"
User-Service = Framed-Protocol

The ANY password works in any user profile, ODBC or text.

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