FreeRADIUS and Postgres annoyance

Gregory J. Marsh marshg at
Tue Aug 8 17:24:24 CEST 2006

I have the nas table working.  Here's what you might need to know:

1) You don't configure it in radiusd.conf, you configure it in sql.conf --
look at the last few lines of the sample.
2) The documentation is wrong.  Look at the sql query and the schema of the
table.  They don't agree.  I wrote my query to match my needs and made the
schema match that.
3) You must still have at least one entry in the clients.conf file.  I just
put in a dummy for the local machine.
4) On boot, FreeRadius starts before PostgreSQL is ready sometimes.  So, I
put a delay in the FreeRadius start.  I'll do something better later.

Now if I can get the radius.log written to sql instead of a file, I'll be
100% sql which is what I really need.


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On Behalf Of Joe Warren-Meeks
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 9:53 AM
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Subject: Re: FreeRADIUS and Postgres annoyance

Sorry guys, my fault.. mainly permissions problems on the relevant  
tables in postgres.

Although I haven't got the nas table working yet though, so pointers  
there will help..

(moral of the story, tcpdump -w out.dmp -A -nvi eth0 -s0 port 5432  
plus ethereal is a good thing.)

  -- joe.

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