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Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:29:11 -0500
From: jmk <>
Subject: Re: MSCHAPv2 Bug

On Tue, 2011-09-27 at 00:19 +0200, magnum wrote:
> On 2011-09-26 23:29, jmk wrote:
> > My MSCHAPv2 format appears to ignore entries in which the username is a
> > number (e.g., 1111). I'm not really sure why this is the case, but the
> > attached patch seems to correct the issue.
> Lol, from a comment in it seems I wrote that down to 
> Digest::SHA and worked around it (by not using numeric usernames). In 
> hindsight that was a bad assumption - or let's say I trusted you :)

That'll teach you - never assume that I have a clue what I'm doing. ;)

> I see the problem. I believe the enclosed patch is more correct (and it 
> adds a self-test with username of 1111 too). You were scanning the 
> username for hex digits instead of line ending - I'm sure it must have 
> failed for "b0b" (there actually is a bOb with capital O in the tests, 
> which confused me a while) or "abe" too, for example.

This patch makes sense. Should I post this to the wiki for it to make
its way into the jumbo patch?


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