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radclient -- send packets to a RADIUS server, show reply
radclient [-d raddb_directory] [-f file] [-i source_ip] server
Radclient is a radius client program. It can send arbitrary radius
packets to a radius server, then shows the reply. It can be used to
test changes you mande in the configuration of the radius server, or it
can be used to monitor if a radius server is up.
Radclient reads radius attribute/value pairs from it standard input, or
from a file specified on the command line. It then encodes these
attribute/value pairs using the dictionary, and sends them to the
The Password attribute is automatically encrypted by radclient.
The directory that contains the RADIUS dictionary files.
Defaults to /etc/raddb.
File to read the attribute/value pairs from. If this is not
specified, they are read from stdin.
-i The source IP address to use for sending radius packets.
The hostname or IP address of the remote server. Optionally a
UDP port can be specified. If no UDP port is specified, it is
looked up in /etc/services. The service name looked for is
radacct for accounting packets, and radius for all other
requests. If a service is not found in /etc/services, 1646 and
1645 are used respectively.
Use auth to send an authentication packet, or acct to send an
accounting packet. Instead of auth or acct, you can also use a
decimal code here. For example, code 12 is Status-Server.
secret The shared secret for this client. Needs to be defined on the
radius server side too, for the IP address you are sending the
radius packets from.
A sample session that queries the remote server for Status-Server (not
all servers support this, but Cistron Radius does since version 1.6.5):
$ echo "User-Name = fnord" | radclient 192.168.1.42 12 s3cr3t
Sending request to server 192.168.1.42, port 1645.
radrecv: Packet from host 192.168.1.42 code=2, id=140, length=54
Reply-Message = "Cistron Radius up 21 days, 02:05"
Miquel van Smoorenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 Februari 2001 RADCLIENT(1)