Performance issue with Freeradius (2.1.7) running Veriwave
aland at deployingradius.com
Fri Dec 17 12:00:19 CET 2010
Verma Anurag-VNF673 wrote:
> The test runs for 30 sec. The auth rate was 9 auth/sec. The same test
> when ran against Microsoft AAA server gives 25 auth/sec.
On the same machine? Or on completely different hardware?
> With Freeradius, out of 450 attempted authentications, 209 was
> successful and 241 was failed.
Do you know *why* they failed? That question might be interesting to
> For single client the authentication time
> is around 110 ms. Is this the expected number?
Since you haven't said *anything* about your system, I have no idea.
> From the mailing list,
> it seems 150 msec is what has been observed. The RSA key generation on
> the server is offloaded to the hardware. Without it the auth rate was
> only 3 auth/sec.
Well... your CPU is really not powerful enough to do RSA. Don't blame
> I have tried various suggestion put forward in the mailing list
> including radius file access during authentication by moving file
> section from authorize section to authenticate section etc., but not
> much improvement.
RSA calculations are CPU bound. No amount of playing games with file
access will increase the CPU power of the machine.
> I also see something similar query raised, but did not find any
> satisfactory reply.
Use a faster CPU.
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