PAM_RADIUS Authentication Setup for CentOS4.2

Frank Cusack fcusack at
Thu Feb 23 09:04:22 CET 2006

On February 21, 2006 3:56:36 PM -0800 InCho Chong <imagesincho at> wrote:
> Using FreeRadius 1.0.5
> I have attempted using Toby Zimmerer's post, but have not yet been
> able to get this work on CentOS 4.2.
> CentOS4.2 should resemble RedHat ES closely.  I am just wondering, if
> anyone has gotten this to work properly.
> I am trying to use PAM_RADIUS, but having some issues. I am trying to
> use the (I was able to compile it on CentOS4.2) to
> use RADIUS as primary authentication and if RADIUS server is not
> reachable, then use native unix_auth.

pam_radius can't do that.  I have patches which should make this work,
which I could send you.  But the configuration is quite complex.  You
may not be up to the task if you're not able to debug your more basic

You should try running radiusd with -X to get useful debug information.


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