Again: Major impact on authentication!

Guilherme Franco guilhermefranco at
Tue Feb 6 14:03:42 CET 2007


Thanks to everyone!

I'm using Oracle just for radcheck/radacct and PostgreSQL for radippool only.

No, Mr. Peter, no one is using dial-up admin nor anything alike when
the problem occurs, just pure auth (without acct).

I've disabled the cron.hourly job and the problem appeared again after
some hours. A simple radiusd restart solves the problem. As this
causes impact, I can't afford to do this all the time just to debug,
but I think I gonna run a script to capture all the radiusd -xxx
messages, so when the behaviour starts, I can see what's happening.

Also, it's important to note that this server is the proxy radius and
those error messages appear:

Error: Discarding duplicate request from client ERX-1:50000 - ID: 115
due to unfinished request 32

Info: The maximum number of threads (32) are active, cannot spawn new
thread to handle request

Error: WARNING: Unresponsive child (id 1315006816) for request 105

With acct:

Error: rlm_sql (sql) in sql_accounting: stop packet with zero session
length. [user ' at', nas '']

Error: Internal error processing module entry

Thank you.

On 2/6/07, Peter Nixon <listuser at> wrote:
> On Mon 05 Feb 2007 13:05, A.L.M.Buxey at wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > > Freeradius 1.1.4 is randomly losing connection to both databases and
> > > it's causing total loss in the authentication process:
> >
> > from a historical perspective you may find that is wasnt the 1.1.4 upgrade
> > that has broken things - your database may have finally become too big and
> > unwieldy. this has certainly been the case in many such cases.  I would
> > check how long your database queries/inserts are taking. perhaps
> > vacuum/optimise the tables, move/drop older entries, create better KEYs
> > for the purposes you need.
> The _random_ problems don't coincide with a user running a usage report from
> a web interface by any chance do they??
> Regards
> --
> Peter Nixon
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