Problem syncing radius.logs with radrelay

Peter Nixon listuser at
Sun Feb 4 10:28:56 CET 2007

On Sat 03 Feb 2007 23:57, John Brittain wrote:
>  >   radrelay copies accounting packets, not authentication packets.  In
>  > FreeRADIUS, the "Login OK" message appears in radius.log
>  > ONLY when the
>  > server sends an Access-Accept.
>  >
>  >   In any case, the radius.log file is informative, not
>  > definitive.  If
>  > you're using it for any purpose other than having admins occasionally
>  > reading it, that's wrong.  You should be looking at the
>  > accounting logs
>  > to see what the users are really doing.
>  >
>  >   Alan DeKok.
>  > --
> Alan,
> It's being used for incorrect logins and other information, and we had a
> web page that pierced that file when a customer called with a problem.
> Now, we have to look at both files to see the errors/information.
> That's why I was asking if there was a way to have both radius.log files
> sync'd like it was with Cistron.  How did it stay sync'd in Cistron?
> Was it the radrelay program?  If so, I guess I could do some hacking on
> that program to satisfy our needs.

We log (incorrect only) auth requests to a sql database for exactly this 
reason. Much easier than parsing a log file if you have a web interface..


Peter Nixon
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