To proxy or not to proxy?

Ivan Kalik tnt at
Tue Jun 9 01:53:44 CEST 2009

> I'm going to have a fairly simple setup whereby two freeradius 2.1.6
> servers will be configured as "primary" and "secondary" on the NAS.
> Each freeradius server will also be running mysql locally so that acct
> and auth will be handled on the same box.  I'm going to use buffered-sql
> as well, just in case mysql goes down or has issues keeping up with
> updates.
> Based on what I've read and understood, it doesn't make much sense to me
> to use freeradius' proxy and home_server features in proxy.conf.  I will
> have two realms, so I can configure those in proxy.conf. Other than
> that, I don't think I need any other feature (in proxy.conf).
> Is there a reason why I should consider using home servers and/or
> proxies?  I guess I'm just trying to figure out if I'm shooting myself
> in the foot by not using them.

To proxy accounting? Or are you going to replicate databases? You have to
keep accounting data in sync somehow.

Ivan Kalik
Kalik Informatika ISP

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