radiusd only starting with radiusd -X, but not as daemon via rc.freeradius

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Sat Jan 23 15:02:25 CET 2010

Michael Arndt wrote:
> 1. i can start radiusd with a valid and working radiusd.config using radiusd -X
>    in this case auth using e.g radtest or other clients is working and stable ..
> 2. without the -X option and as a "service" via rc.freeradius
>     radiusd will start, but authentication against radius is not
>     sucessful, e.g. using radtest ....
>     ( cannot connect to ... )

  Is the server still running?

> as far as i understand, difference between both modes is, that without -X 
> radiusd switches over from root to "user" radius after parsing all config files.

  Well... try changing that to see if it helps.

  Alan DeKok.

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