FreeRadius not stable on my server

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Oct 27 17:10:38 CEST 2006

Nataniel Klug <nata at> wrote:
> I am having a problem: sometimes my freeradius 
> get a little crazy and close some connections and other times it just 
> says that the client is still connected and block the client to use 
> (becouse of max login set to 1) like in this two situatios:

  FreeRADIUS doesn't close connections.  If it blocks users, it's
because it thinks the user is still logged in.

>     What can I do to make my radius system more stable? Migrate it to a 
> MySQL solution? I have about 200 login records in most usage time and a 
> average of 80 all day.

  It's stable.  Migrating to MySQL won't help.  A load of 80 logins
per day is tiny, and isn't a problem.

  I think the problem is that you're not clear why the server is
behaving the way it is.  Please explain *why* you think it's
"unstable" when someone tries to log in twice, and it rejects the
second attempt.  Why do you think the server "closes connections"?

  And the "no login record" issue is the fault of the NAS.  FreeRADIUS
is just logging what the NAS sends it.  See the FAQ.

  Alan DeKok.
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