freeradius2 Proxy fail-over issues

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Jun 29 10:26:48 CEST 2009

Emmett Culley wrote:
>> It's not a bug. Hostname lookups are disabled by default in radiusd.conf.
>> Along with explanation why enabling it is a bad idea.
> 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.

  No... if you give it a hostname in the config files, it always looks
it up to find the IP.  That configuration controls whether or not it
*prints* hostnames.

  i.e. If it sees an IP address in a RADIUS packet, the default is to
print it as an IP address.  If you turn hostname lookups on, it will try
to look up that IP to find a host name.

  Alan DeKok.

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