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"Tomás A. Rossi"
tomas at mecon.gov.ar
Fri Mar 17 18:51:16 CET 2006
Alan DeKok escribió:
> =?ISO-8859-1?Q?=22Tom=E1s_A=2E_Rossi=22?= <tomas at mecon.gov.ar> wrote:
>> I mean a message saying something like:
>> *WARNING: module _blabla_ instantiated but not used, radiusd will ignore it*
> Perhaps you didn't read my response. The module is *not*
> instantiated, because it's not used.
*WARNING: module _blabla_ not instantiated because it's not used*
>> No offense, but I still think FreeRADIUS *lacks* of an homogeneous
>> and well organized documentation. I mean, don't take me as an
>> ungrateful guy.
> Then write some and submit it. Other people have done that.
> Without complaining, too.
I wish I could do that but I'm not that familiarized with FreeRADIUS
yet. No complains at all, just concede me the point and do not deny it
by comparing it with other commercial and worst-documented software, please.
>> If there could be some kind of index of contents for the docs
>> (at least) one wouldn't have to search trying to guess upon the
>> filenames which of those textfiles has the information I need. Maybe
>> some PDF or html documentation some day would make the product more
> Feel free to do the work and submit it back to the project.
> If you're not going to do that, your comments sound suspiciously
> like you're asking other people to do work, for free, that you're
> unwilling to do.
Again, I will gladly do that if I was more familiarized with FreeRADIUS
and its docs. Not necessity to suspect from my intentions because I'm
not unwilling to collaborate, it's just I can't because of my limited
wisdom about the project. As I said I'm new to FreeRADIUS. Now you're
>>> Yes, we've been through this dicussion before with other people.
>>> You're not the first to run into this. And the end result of what you
>>> want is an endless series of messages explaining why the server isn't
>>> doing what you think it's doing.
>> I can't see why.
> Hmm... That's pretty much my point.
I'm not taking it as bad as it sounds. Just don't see why an "endless
series of messages". You mean if you print a message for every request
of the kind?
>> Note that my suggestion only would have added a simple WARNING message
>> saving you to discuss with that other people and about future concerns
>> as well.
> In nearly 7 years of working with FreeRADIUS, we've only had 3-4
> comments about this particular behavior. So it's simply not worth the
> effort to fix it, because so few people see it as a problem.
Ok, that I agree.
>> Maybe my complain (I'll call it suggestion) is not that relevant to
>> worth server modifications, it's only that I thought it was better for
>> you to know in which whirlpool FreeRADIUS users get stuck in sometimes.
> I understand. My point is that much of the whirlpool people get
> stuck in is because of misunderstandings how the server works,
Because of the not-so-easy-to-explore issue of the docs (sorry I'd to
> unreasonable expectations. I answer messages on the list (in part) to
> address those issues.
I don't think my expectations were so unreasonable though they were a
little naive and illusory.
> But there is a minority of people who simply refuse to believe my
> explanations, and insist on being stuck in the whirlpool. For those,
> there isn't anything I can do.
Ok, I hope you aren't putting me in that bag. I believe 100% in your
explanations but not agree/understand 100% of them.
I frequently post on other mailing lists of other open source and
commercial software and never been treated this way in any of them.
Sorry if I have offended you with my questions/concerns.
Tomás A. Rossi
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