Freeradius Hardware requirements

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Jun 12 07:26:53 CEST 2008

nf-vale wrote:
> Please help me if you can. I need some data about Freeradius hardware
> "requirements".

  Any commodity system will be fine.

> This is for a project I'm working on and I need to establish a minimum
> hardware requirements for a radius server (Freeradius 2.0.5) that will
> serve about 3000 users, and will be used as authentication and
> authorization server for some wireless AP's and 802.1x switches.

  Any commodity system will be fine.

> It's expected that users will massively login (400 or more) at certain
> time and after that re-authentication will happen every 6 or 10 mn, for
> 802.1x clients.

  "Massive login" at 400 users?  There are ISP's with 10M users running
FreeRADIUS.  When a dial-up POP reboots, 30k users log in in 30s.
FreeRADIUS handles this fine.

> Also I have some doubts about were to store user info, sql DB (postgres
> maybe) or LDAP. What would it be the better solution, in terms of
> performance.

  PostGreSQL would be my choice.

  Alan DeKok.

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