Re: Monitoring RadiusNT and the ANY password

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 08:30:45 -0800

Andras Tudos - Computronic, C3 wrote:
> Hi,
> I try to monitor our RadiusNT servers with the superior SiteScope package.
> Unfortunatelly it had no UDP port monitor, but I asked the developers to
> extend their product and sent them the wupg example below. They did it and
> it works for the first check, but the ANY password is being rewritten to
> the garbage after the first check, so the second and forthcoming checks
> fail. Any solution?
> (If I remember correctly I used ANY passwords when we migrated users from
> our previous - encrypted - auth. system, but now I cannot find the info
> about using ANY as a permanent password. If it requires a registry change,
> then is there a way to keep both funcionality eg. being able to monitor
> RadiusNT with db connectivity check and to use a bianko password for first
> time logins?)

:( Never thought about that. You wouldn't be able to use the password
replace option with the check or it would fail after the first time.
The only other option I can think of is if you put it into both mode
and put the test account in the users file (then it can't be replaced).

> Andras Tudos
> C3, Budapest
> >
> >I created a user called "wupg" in Emerald, and gave it a
> >password of "ANY" with a specific set of return attrbiutes that
> >would surely not let someone log into the system (telnet to a
> >non-existent host typically does it).
> >
> >Then chance the send and expect to:
> >
> >Send command on connect:
> >\aD\@,0123456789012345\a\fwupg\b%18abcdefghijklmnop
> >Expected command response: \bD\@
> >
> >This VERIFIES DB connectivity and works fairly well. The "ANY"
> >password is supported in RadiusNT 2.2.41 and higher and will allow
> >the garbage password to succeed.
> >
> >--
> >Dale E. Reed Jr. (
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