Syslog and FreeRADIUS

Jonathan Gazeley jonathan.gazeley at
Mon Jul 6 18:15:00 CEST 2009

On 07/06/2009 05:02 PM, A.L.M.Buxey at wrote:
>> Ultimately what I'm after is the ability to send detail logs to syslog
>> rather than have them written to a file. Perhaps I've been asking the
>> wrong questions so far, or in the wrong way :)
> whoa. thats completely different to what the current server does,
> virtual or not. what details do you want to syslog?
For a start I want to syslog the stuff that usually goes into radius.log 
- so the messages when the server starts (which are already being 
syslogged successfully) and the summary line (Auth: Login OK) printed 
after an authentication (which are currently not being sent to syslog).

I also want to syslog the stuff that normally gets filed away under 
/var/log/radius/radacct - so details of radius packets for debugging.

The reason for wanting to send everything to a log host on the network 
is that the new generation of radius servers we are preparing are all 
virtualised and only have a few GB of disk - so no room for logs.


Jonathan Gazeley
Systems Support Specialist
ResNet | Wireless&  VPN Team
Information Services
University of Bristol

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