Freeradius die-ing without any reason or log

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Aug 24 14:57:36 CEST 2009

Johan Meiring wrote:
> I have a production server running freeradius 2.0.5 on debian lenny.
> It has now happened three times that the server has just died.
> All three times in the past 3 months.

  It's 2.0.5.... there have been a number of issues fixed since then.

> Any ideas on where to start troubleshooting as to why this happens, as
> the logs contain nothing whatsoever?

  See doc/bugs in 2.1.x.  It contains instructions for running it under
gdb.  There are no performance impacts of doing this.

> I have in the meantime upgraded to freeradius downloaded and compiled
> from git on about 2009-05-27 (identifies itself as 2.1.6, but from git
> about a week after the release of 2.1.6).

  Grab the latest from "stable" git.  It has even more issues fixed...

  Alan DeKok.

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