Start Freeradius at boot

John Dennis jdennis at
Wed Sep 30 20:12:01 CEST 2009

On 09/30/2009 01:57 PM, Danner, Mearl wrote:
> Have you checked the appropriate logs?
> Any info in /var/log/radius/radius.log? Please post the contents.

good suggestion

> How do you start it and as what user?

Since this is Fedora and uses System V initscript it will start as root 
and then drop privileges to the radiusd user.

However, if he initially ran the server *manually* as non-root it might 
have created files with the wrong ownership and permissions which would 
block the server from initializing when run properly. The most likely 
files improperly created would be the automatic certificate creation.

John Dennis <jdennis at>

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