Interface binding problem

Peter Nixon listuser at
Tue Aug 29 18:02:34 CEST 2006

On Tue 29 Aug 2006 18:40, Marcel.De_Boer at wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to setup FreeRADIUS in a testing setup where the IP address
> to which it binds needs to be set. The RADIUS server is loaded on-demand
> on a number of machines, where almost all configuration is the same,
> except for the IP address to which it needs to listen.
> Normally this would be setup in the configuration file, but this means
> that either I can't have a centralized configuration file (which makes
> things very complicated, as I'm trying to provide a standard service in
> an experimental environment), or the configuration file needs to be
> changed before every FreeRADIUS startup, which also is very inconvenient.
> I'd like to set it up with the commandline switch (-i <ip-addr>), but
> this does not seem to work (tested on versions 0.2, 1.0.1 and 1.2): the
> server only takes the address from the configuration file and completely
> ignores the commandline switch. I do realise that the commandline switch
> is deprecated, but is it possible to get this to work somehow?

Firstly, you can always include a file with local config details. I believe 
that will solve your problem.

Secondly, the command line switch should work I believe. If it doesn't we 
needs to look at it :-)


Peter Nixon
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