Couldn't stop Freeradius server on Debian!!

lmyho lm_yho at
Tue Apr 4 19:17:59 CEST 2006

Dear All,

I installed freeradius 1.1.0-1 on a debian system (2.6.15-1-686, etch) 2 days ago,
via "aptitude install".  The radius server started well automatically and each time
when the system booting. But when I wanted to stop it for some test on my modified
configuration files, I got trouble to stop the server!  I tried to stop the server
using command: 'freeradius stop' ('radiusd' command doesn't work on this debian
system - anyone knows why this behavior??) 

But so werid, no matter what command I gave, with parameter stop|start|restart or
even just a question mark(?), the server ALWAYS goes to START again!! even though
from the /etc/init.d/freeradius I can read that the 'stop' param should stop the
server!  Can anyone tell me why the command doesn't stop the server and how should I
stop it from command line??  

The log file shows entries like this for each of my trying, even the command given
was to "stop" it:

Tue Apr  4 01:14:13 2006 : Info: Using deprecated naslist file.  Support for this
will go away soon.
Tue Apr  4 01:14:13 2006 : Error: There appears to be another RADIUS server running
on the authenticat

What is happenning here?  

Also, from the log file I noticed: for each system automatically started freeradius
server deamon, it is "Using deprecated naslist file"! The log entries show like

Fri Mar 31 13:51:54 2006 : Info: Using deprecated naslist file.  Support for this
will go away soon.
Fri Mar 31 13:51:54 2006 : Info: rlm_exec: Wait=yes but no output defined. Did you
mean output=none?
Fri Mar 31 13:51:55 2006 : Info: Ready to process requests.

Can anyone tell me what is happenning here?  Why it keeps using the deprecating
naslist file?  But the installed radiusd.conf file doesn't show the server will use
the naslist file at all! How can I stop the server to use this deprecating file? 
Also what does the 2nd line of the above log entries mean? 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  I am very much obliged for any of your
help!!  Thanks a lot!!

Best regrads,

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