Freeradius is not restarting properly (fails to quit and becomes a zombie process)

Alan DeKok aland at
Sun Oct 8 21:24:33 CEST 2006

Jason Wittlin-Cohen <jasonwc at> wrote:
> I have discovered the root of the problem. When I enable the
> "check_cert_cn = %{User-Name}" option in eap.conf and successfully
> authenticate 1 user , a restart or stop of the radiusd service leads to
> a zombie process which needs to be killed with "kill -9". If this option
> is disabled, as is the default setting, radiusd can be restarted
> normally without issue. This issue does not occur if either a) no users
> have attempted to authenticate, or b) users have authenticated but were
> rejected. Is this a known issue?

  No.  It's *very* weird.  I'll try to take a look at it this week.

  Alan DeKok.
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