Restart service of Radius

John Dennis jdennis at
Mon Apr 30 15:24:13 CEST 2012

On 04/30/2012 09:10 AM, Sharad P wrote:
> After the changes are made in config files (user.conf), Radius server needs
> to be restarted.
> Is there any way that Radius server will fetch the changed configurations
> without restarting the Radius server?

The traditional technique is to send the process a HUP signal (most 
daemon work this way). In fact it's such a common control scenario most 
initscripts and/or other tools used to control system daemons support a 
"reload" command that does this for you (you don't have to know the 
pid). If your system supports reload it's the preferred method, if not 
send a HUP.

With FreeRADIUS you can also do a reload from the admin console.

John Dennis <jdennis at>

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