How to handle dynamic update of shared secret and client configuration in free radius

Nicolas Goutte nicolas.goutte at
Tue Apr 13 15:50:51 CEST 2010

Am 13.04.2010 um 15:27 schrieb Rajendra Hegde:

> I wonder if this is directly not achievable,
> what if some other program running on machine B update the file
> and send signal SIGHUP or some oither signal I am not sure
> to freeradius so that free radisu rereads the config information
> without getting restarted ?
> Does it work ?

> Which signal to send to freeradius so that it rereads configuration  
> again ?

If you want to re-read all configuration files, you have stop and to  
start (again) the freeradius server.

> Thanks in Advance.

Have a nice day.

> From: Rajendra Hegde
> Sent: Mon 4/12/2010 4:48 PM
> To: FreeRadius users mailing list
> Subject: How to handle dynamic update of shared secret and client  
> configuration in free radius
> Hello,
> I am a client program running on machine A.
> It want to talk to free radius on machine B.
> { cleint on Machine A } ------->   { free radius on machine B}
> Now the client wants to dynamically update the shared secret and  
> other client information
> by just talking to the free radius over simple network connection.
> After that free radius should use the new information right away as  
> well as update the
> static file(s) in /etc/raddb...
> Any pointers for achieveing this would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Rajendra Hegde
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