noob with some questions

George C. Kaplan gckaplan at
Thu Aug 3 22:57:12 CEST 2006

I already sent separate email to P.K. with details of our setup, since
it seems to be close to what he wants to do.  A couple of comments on
this discussion:

> "P. K." <pbk105 at> wrote:
>>Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, the FreeRadius documentation and 
>>support is so abysmal ...

Alan DeKok wrote:
>   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.

Strange as it may seem, I agree with both of you:

- Alan:  The documentation is adequate; I've learned everything I need
to know about FreeRadius from the included documentation, as well as
from websites and asking careful questions on this list.

- P.K.:  It is abysmal:  a collection of man pages, assorted text files,
 sample scripts and source code comments, with no overarching
organization or index (except for 'grep').  As I said in private email,
it's like a hologram:  all the information is there, but you have to
look at all of it to make sense out of how FR works.

I've never complained on this mailing list about the quality of the
documentation, because I already know the answer I'll get:  "Write
something better and submit it."  When I get time (IF I get time) I'll
do that.  Until then, I'll make do with what's there.

George C. Kaplan                            gckaplan at
IST - Infrastructure Services               510-643-0496
University of California at Berkeley

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