Bad digest error?

Kevin L. Gross ( (no email) )
Sat, 6 Jun 1998 10:36:46 -0700 (PDT)


I'm setting up a news server to query a customer's Radius box to
allow access to my news server. The customer is using RadiusNT.
I am using the Perl5 Authen::Radius package.

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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