FR 3.0 on *shiver* Windows? ;-)

stefan.paetow at stefan.paetow at
Wed Jul 17 16:25:05 CEST 2013

> I agree with this position, but I know of people in the
> community who have a *strong* resistance to this model, and they
> essentially cannot be reasoned with on the topic.

I have to agree... you will find that in many Windows shops, running Apache for Windows etc is no problem generally provided it has an advantage over IIS. FreeRADIUS for Windows may actually let people be more flexible where IAS/NPS is concerned.

That said, it's just a pet idea... especially since there is (was), and I'm always open to seeing good *nix tools/servers porting to Windows.

> There might also be one tangible advantage - a version of FreeRADIUS
> running on windows could use the Lsa APIs to authenticate MSCHAP rather
> than Samba/ntlm_auth, which could be advantageous in some
> configurations. Samba is hardly trouble-free in this role...

Hmmmm... I have to agree that Samba can be rather tempestuous (although, connecting a CentOS server running Samba 3.x to a domain was surprisingly painless!)


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