noob with some questions

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Aug 3 19:52:54 CEST 2006

"P. K." <pbk105 at> wrote:
> Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, the FreeRadius documentation and 
> support is so abysmal and my experience too limited to make good use of 
> the advice you gave. Each OSS package has its benefits and weaknesses I 
> guess. For instance I've used ISC DHCP server for years and it has 
> stellar support from the programmer, great on-line information and 
> documentation so much so that I can't imagine using anything else.

  ISC DHCP has one, maybe two full-time programmers working on it, ISC
has 100's of 1000's of dollars in funds to support it, and companies
have paid large sums of money to for ISC to write additional

> Perhaps in the future the FreeRadius writer's will realize how useless 
> their software is with the level of documentation and support they are 
> providing and choose to make improvements or maybe they'll just continue 
> to operate on a "you get what you pay for basis."

  Yes.  It's clear you're not willing to pay for FreeRADIUS support,
and would rather go with a commercial solution.  It's also clear
you're upset that you didn't get immediate answers to all of your
questions, for free.  There's little anyone can do to solve that

  And I will note that I've dealt with many people who've installed
multiple servers, commercial and open source.  Most say that the
FreeRADIUS documentation is more than adequate for their needs.

  Alan DeKok.
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