Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
> What was Cleartext-Password introduced for ?

  Because putting "User-Password" in the "users" file was wrong.

  User-Password is an attribute that goes in an Access-Request.
Cleartext-Password does not go in any packet.  Instead, is an internal
server configuration, that tells the server what the users "known good"
password is.

  The server then uses Cleartext-Password to compare to User-Password
for PAP.  Or, it hashes Cleartext-Password for CHAP.  Or, it hashes it a
different way for MS-CHAP.

> To support the output of the Auto header function in pap / ldap ?

  Partially, yes.

  Alan DeKok.
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