Start delayed due to MySQL server failure

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Sep 11 11:49:49 CEST 2009

Asin Silva wrote:
> I have freeeradius 2.1.1. It is configured to do accounting to MySQL
> server. At the time of starting the freeradius server if the MySQL
> server is not available the freeradius server waits for about 3 minutes
> before starting in debug mode. This is too much time in a real
> environment. Is there a way to overcome this delay?

  Ensure that the MySQL server is running before FreeRADIUS starts.

  But there's nothing in the code which says "wait 3 minutes to connect
to MySQL".  When I run similar tests, it starts up immediately, even if
the MySQL server is down.

  Alan DeKok.

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