pam_radius not using /etc/raddb/server

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Apr 9 18:18:01 CEST 2012

g17jimmy wrote:
> I have a client system that seems to be ignoring changes in the pam_radius
> config file, /etc/raddb/server. I initially configured the system with a
> simple shared secret and had it pointed to a test server and now when I
> change the file /etc/raddb/server the client still talks to the test server
> instead of the new freeradius server. I even added the test server IP
> address to the new freeradius server and verified that the client is even
> still using the old simple shared secret. I've gone as far as completely
> removing the /etc/raddb/server file and the client continues to use the
> previous config. What am I missing? The system has been rebooted numerous
> times.

  It's likely that the configuration file for the pam_radius_auth module
has been moved.  Find out where it is, and edit that.

  If the module talks to the server when the config file doesn't exist,
it's because it's using a different config file.

  Alan DeKok.

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