Start Freeradius at boot

John Dennis jdennis at
Wed Sep 30 22:16:27 CEST 2009

It occurred to me there is one there is one issue you might need to be 
aware of, bootstrapping. The server with the default configuration will 
not successfully start without certificates. radiusd will automatically 
create temporary certificates the first time it is run for you if you 
don't already have certificates installed. However this only is done if 
the server is started in debug mode. Therefore you have to run 
/usr/sbin/radiusd -X *as root* after the first time you perform an 
install to cause the bootstrapping to occur. The RPM should probably do 
this for you, but it currently doesn't. Once your certs are established 
this never has to be repeated.

John Dennis <jdennis at>

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