Reemission bug in multi-threaded mode + FreeRADIUS 2.0 roadmap questions

Chaigneau Nicolas chaigneaun at
Tue Nov 14 17:02:40 CET 2006

<!-- DIV {margin:0px;}-->I apologize for being insistent, but I'm sending again this mail, as I did not receive a response since last week.

We would like to have more precise information about what will be exactly in release 2.0 regarding FreeRADIUS retransmissions. This is important to us, because RADIUS retransmissions are a critical part of our system.

Thanks a lot.


> > It seems that "request->proxy" is 0 when the condition is tested,
> > thus, FreeRADIUS considers there is no proxy outstanding for this
> > request.
> Yes.  It's an issue, but a minor one.  The solution is to always
> make the server synchronous, which has been done in the CVS head.
> Alan DeKok.

I agree this is a minor issue.

Setting up the serveur in synchronous mode is much simpler, although I think we would lose a few features that we need.

a proxy server is dead and failover to a backup server is important to
us. In the current 1.1.3 version, failover is possible only in
asynchronous mode. Will failover still be possible in the next release
of FreeRADIUS ?

Also, we need to detect that a given proxied
request did not receive any response, in order to send back a specific
response to the NAS (Reject or Accept). Would it be possible in
synchronous mode ?

the possibility to choose between synchronous and asynchronous remain
in the CVS head, or do you plan to completely remove asynchronous mode ?

more point about synchronous mode : currently, timeout and retries
parameters are global to FreeRADIUS in the "proxy server" configuration
section. If the retransmission mode is synchronous, wouldn't these
parameters have to be defined per NAS, for instance in the clients.conf
file ? each NAS can have different values for these settings.



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