My FreeRadius don't log anything

Didier Benza Didier.Benza at
Fri Sep 29 16:08:41 CEST 2006

Hi everybody,

I am a real newbie to FreeRadius, I am migrating from an existing 
Livington radius.

My concern here is this one : I am unable to configure my server to log 
auth requests.

The two Auth-Type I use here are either "Local" or "System", the server 
doesn't log neither.

Here a run with only one request. The log file and the pid file doesn't 
exists after this run.

The directories used for logging are writable for the user under which 
the server is running.

Any clue ?

# /usr/local/radius/ppp/sbin/radiusd -X
Starting - reading configuration files ...
reread_config:  reading radiusd.conf
Config:   including file: /usr/local/radius/ppp/etc/raddb/clients.conf
Config:   including file: /usr/local/radius/ppp/etc/raddb/snmp.conf
 main: prefix = "/usr/local/radius/ppp"
 main: localstatedir = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/var"
 main: logdir = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/var/log/radius"
 main: libdir = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/lib"
 main: radacctdir = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/var/log/radius/radacct"
 main: hostname_lookups = no
 main: snmp = no
 main: max_request_time = 30
 main: cleanup_delay = 5
 main: max_requests = 1024
 main: delete_blocked_requests = 0
 main: port = 0
 main: allow_core_dumps = no
 main: log_stripped_names = yes
 main: log_file = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/var/log/radius/radius.log"
 main: log_auth = yes
 main: log_auth_badpass = no
 main: log_auth_goodpass = no
 main: pidfile = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/var/run/radiusd/"
 main: user = "radiusppp"
 main: group = "radiusppp"
 main: usercollide = no
 main: lower_user = "no"
 main: lower_pass = "no"
 main: nospace_user = "no"
 main: nospace_pass = "no"
 main: checkrad = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/sbin/checkrad"
 main: proxy_requests = no
 security: max_attributes = 200
 security: reject_delay = 1
 security: status_server = no
 main: debug_level = 0
read_config_files:  reading dictionary
read_config_files:  reading naslist
Using deprecated naslist file.  Support for this will go away soon.
read_config_files:  reading clients
read_config_files:  reading realms
radiusd:  entering modules setup
Module: Library search path is /usr/local/radius/ppp/lib
Module: Loaded expr
Module: Instantiated expr (expr)
Module: Loaded CHAP
Module: Instantiated chap (chap)
Module: Loaded System
 unix: cache = no
 unix: passwd = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/etc/raddb/passwd"
 unix: shadow = "(null)"
 unix: group = "(null)"
 unix: radwtmp = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/var/log/radius/radwtmp"
 unix: usegroup = no
 unix: cache_reload = 600
Module: Instantiated unix (unix)
Module: Loaded preprocess
 preprocess: huntgroups = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/etc/raddb/huntgroups"
 preprocess: hints = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/etc/raddb/hints"
 preprocess: with_ascend_hack = no
 preprocess: ascend_channels_per_line = 23
 preprocess: with_ntdomain_hack = no
 preprocess: with_specialix_jetstream_hack = no
 preprocess: with_cisco_vsa_hack = no
 preprocess: with_alvarion_vsa_hack = no
Module: Instantiated preprocess (preprocess)
Module: Loaded files
 files: usersfile = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/etc/raddb/users"
 files: acctusersfile = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/etc/raddb/acct_users"
 files: preproxy_usersfile = 
 files: compat = "no"
Module: Instantiated files (files)
Module: Loaded Acct-Unique-Session-Id
 acct_unique: key = "User-Name, Acct-Session-Id, NAS-IP-Address, 
Client-IP-Address, NAS-Port"
Module: Instantiated acct_unique (acct_unique)
Module: Loaded realm
 realm: format = "suffix"
 realm: delimiter = "@"
 realm: ignore_default = no
 realm: ignore_null = no
Module: Instantiated realm (suffix)
Module: Loaded detail
 detail: detailfile = 
 detail: detailperm = 384
 detail: dirperm = 493
 detail: locking = no
Module: Instantiated detail (detail)
Module: Loaded radutmp
 radutmp: filename = "/usr/local/radius/ppp/var/log/radius/radutmp"
 radutmp: username = "%{User-Name}"
 radutmp: case_sensitive = yes
 radutmp: check_with_nas = yes
 radutmp: perm = 384
 radutmp: callerid = yes
Module: Instantiated radutmp (radutmp)
Listening on authentication *:1812
Listening on accounting *:1813
Ready to process requests.
rad_recv: Access-Request packet from host, id=185, length=47
        User-Name = "demogw"
        CHAP-Password = 0xb9f4107bffcf854f69e8eec05eb04cd67f
  Processing the authorize section of radiusd.conf
modcall: entering group authorize for request 0
  modcall[authorize]: module "preprocess" returns ok for request 0
  rlm_chap: Setting 'Auth-Type := CHAP'
  modcall[authorize]: module "chap" returns ok for request 0
    users: Matched entry demogw at line 54
  modcall[authorize]: module "files" returns ok for request 0
modcall: leaving group authorize (returns ok) for request 0
  rad_check_password:  Found Auth-Type Local
auth: type Local
auth: user supplied CHAP-Password matches local User-Password
Login OK: [demogw] (from client localhost port 0)
Sending Access-Accept of id 185 to port 35846
        User-Service-Type = Framed-User
        NAS-Port-Type = ISDN
        Port-Limit = 8
        Framed-Protocol = PPP
        Framed-IP-Address =
        Framed-IP-Netmask =
        Framed-Routing = None
        Framed-MTU = 1500
        Framed-Compression = Van-Jacobson-TCP-IP
Finished request 0
Going to the next request
--- Walking the entire request list ---
Waking up in 6 seconds...
--- Walking the entire request list ---
Cleaning up request 0 ID 185 with timestamp 451d24bf
Nothing to do.  Sleeping until we see a request.

Didier Benza                            Didier.Benza at
Tel : +33 492 38 7167 /  Fax : +33 492 38 7602 
INRIA 2004, Route des Lucioles, BP  93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex

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