freeradius2 Proxy fail-over issues

Emmett Culley emmett at
Mon Jun 29 09:30:29 CEST 2009

Ivan Kalik wrote:
>> I was using ipaddr = domain_name in the home_server definitions.  I
>> remembered a problem I had with the freeradius client library wherein if I
>> used a domain name, like localhost, instead of a "real" IP address to
>> describe the server I needed to connect with, I'd get a failure.
>> Using the same proxy.conf file I sent in my first note and changing the
>> ipaddr variable to instead of localhost for each home server
>> allowed me to successfully connect to the primary radius server.  I won't
>> have a secondary server set up until next week, at which time I'll test if
>> the fail over to the secondary server work.  As I fully expect it to.
>> I assume it is a bug to be required to use and IP address instead of a
>> domain name, so can you please point me to where I can file a bug report
>> on this?
> It's not a bug. Hostname lookups are disabled by default in radiusd.conf.
> Along with explanation why enabling it is a bad idea.
> Ivan Kalik
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Ah, I didn't occur to me that host name look ups off would prevent the server from looking up hosts defined in the configuration files.  Well, now I know.

Thanks Ivan!


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