Bad digest error?

Kevin L. Gross ( (no email) )
Fri, 5 Jun 1998 23:30:09 -0700 (PDT)


I'm not subscribed to this list, so pardon my asking you to reply
to my email address. I'm setting up a news server to query a
customer's Radius box to allow access to my news server. Once I get
it working, I doubt I'll need to change it anytime soon.

The customer is using RadiusNT. I am using the Perl5 Authen::Radius

The host and secret are put into a hash table:

$r = new Authen::Radius(Host => $host, Secret => $secret);

which is used later during the actual radius call. I think all is
working; that is, the hash table gets created, and then a call gets
made to:

$rtn = $r->check_pwd($user, $pass);

But $rtn is empty. I run a

$err = $r->get_error;

immediately after the check_pwd call, and $err=ETIMEOUT. But I don't
know how it could be timing out in just a few seconds, maybe 10-15 max?

Now on the WindowsNT system running the RadiusNT, the log shows my
system connecting over the internet, but displays a "Bad Digest" and
goes no further. We are fairly certain the host, secret, user & pass are

I don't pretend to understand RadiusNT or NT itself for that matter but
I'm pretty sure the Perl on my UNIX system is working OK, or the target
system would not show the source system's name. I could be wrong. ;-)

Any help on this would really be appreciated. Thanks,

-Kevin L. Gross
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