How can I set freeradius to connect to another freeradius server to find external database.

Alan Buxey A.L.M.Buxey at
Thu Mar 25 22:43:45 CET 2010


> but it doesn’t work

yep. that wont work. reason? because you proxied to the
remote RADIUS. it didnt know the user and therefore you got
a reject. once you get a reject then all bets are off with this 
config - the 'fail-over' is if there is no answer from the
RADIUS server - at which point it will try the second server.

> Do I need to config proxy.conf or others files ?
> or other method to setup for this scenario ?

personally? why do you have a second RADIUS server with the MAC
info? why not consolidate?  if you have SQL access to the
other RADIUS server? if so , then you can do a fall-through authentication
eg use local mysql and if that fails, then dont care and hit the second
mysql server  eg

change the current SQL config from

sql {
stuff detailing your servers etc


sql first_sql_server{
stuff detailing the first server

sql second_sql_server{
stuff detailing second server

then, instead of calling 'sql' in the auth section, you call


(with the relevant wrapper around it to ensure that if the first
fails, then the second gets called... - check out the docs )


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