New to FreeRADIUS and looking for answers...

Scott Holland hollstar2047 at
Sun Aug 27 10:57:27 CEST 2006

I'm not going to get into what the project lacks as this is old news. At 
least Alan is working on documentation to support people like us. :) Having 
said that, I find it amazing as to the lack of overal support for the 
project on the Internet. Working examples seem to be hard to come by?

All of the work I do is Microsoft Server based (no suprise)! I am new to 
Linux in almost every sense of the word yet I'm well aware of how powerfull 
it can be... The downfall of Linux on the whole, and I'm not talking about 
any one project and or distro, is the total lack of real support. When I say 
real support, I mean good, solid documentation to help new users from the 
ground up.

If you think back to the days of DOS. You could find countless books on the 
subject. In Australia, you will find this very hard... The solution appears 
to be, the Internet which I can only assume is because of the "public" 
nature of Linux...

Finding that sweet source of help on Linux however, on the magic Internet is 
harder than you would think - This is proven in FreeRADIUS a project which 
has been around for some time...

We all know its fantastic, and we all know Linux is sensational even if we 
newbies can't use it... What upsets me is those users who clearly have their 
head around it who don't help guys like us! I'm not having a go at anyone on 
this project, I'm talking in general so please understand... :)

I am very keen to move away from Microsoft based solutions and this was 
going to be my first project... The perfect box to handle the AAA 
requirements of my wireless network, and to act as proxy to filter the 
web............ How bloody hard this is...



>From: "affora deeb" <engineerafraa at>
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>To: "FreeRadius users mailing list" <freeradius-users at>
>Subject: Re: New to FreeRADIUS and looking for answers...
>Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 08:40:37 +0200
>hi Scott
>i have the same problem u talked about
>i need someone to help me in configuring free radius on linux server step 
>so please if any one can do this favour i'll be so thankfull
>On 8/26/06, Scott Holland <hollstar2047 at> wrote:
>>Hi Guys,
>>I'd like to begin by saying I'm new, 100% in fact to both Linux and
>>FreeRADIUS. Having said that, I am in a position where by I feel I need to
>>use both to overcome certain problems I am having at work. Allow me to
>>a very brief overview as I don't want to waste anyones time:
>>We have a building with 10+ WAP. They are connected to an ADSL2 service
>>which is being abused by staff. I now have a HP DL340 1U Server, ready to
>>set up as a FreeRADIUS box but, have no clue as to how.
>>In short, I need to better monitor what users are doing and restrict the
>>level of access they have such as what websites they can visit and so on.
>>part, I feel FreeRADIUS can help.
>>Having said all this, I'm at a loss like so many people it would seem with
>>the FreeRADIUS concept. It appears powerfull on the surface however I seem
>>to be unable to find any good material on the subject. Most of it, is old
>>and dated.
>>Yes, the documentation is good, but I see nothing that really guides you,
>>step by step, in learning this complex program....
>>While I'd love someone to spend the time to help, I don't expect it! What
>>would like, is someone to help me by pointing me in the right direction! I
>>have been looking at the book RADIUS, which is currently very hard to get
>>here in Australia. So hard, I'd have to get it from the US and wait around
>>eight weeks as the publisher is yet to reprint a book first written back
>>I hope you can understand where I am coming from and I look forward to any
>>help people can offer.
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