Freeradius crashes with Ubuntu init script

lowbassman at lowbassman at
Wed Jan 21 21:35:33 CET 2009

I can reliably reproduce crashing the freeradius 1.1.7 daemon on my
Ubuntu Dapper box by sending it a dozen or so LDAP auth requests in a
short period of time.  However, this only happens when freeradius is
started with the Ubuntu init script that uses start-stop-daemon.  This
simply runs:

start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --pidfile $PIDFILE --exec $PROGRAM

However, if I simply run "freeradius" or "freeradius -X" on the
command line, the server doesn't crash.

When I run gdb, I see that freeradius is actually getting a TERM signal.

Has anyone seen this or know what's special about start-stop-daemon
that would cause freeradius to exit?

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