authentication delay in virtual servers

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Nov 26 17:31:25 CET 2008

Oguzhan Kayhan wrote:
> Hello,
> I have two virtual servers on my freeradius installation with one is made
> via mysql and other is via a perl script which is checking an xml page for
> user/pass control.
> What i noticed is, when the xml server is down if somebody tries to login
> from this virtual server, the other virtual server hangs up too before it
> gets a reply from the previous virtual server. Is it smthing suppose to
> happen?

  All of the virtual servers are handled by one pool of threads.  If the
XML database is down, then it's possible for all threads to be blocked
waiting for it to return.

  When that happens, all virtual servers will be blocked.

  Alan DeKok.

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