Users file or mysql database; radpostauth table

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Apr 23 10:23:00 CEST 2010

David Seira wrote:
>  First of all, I want to put a freeradius to manage a net with about
> 400~500 users. I don't know which method for manage users choose; users
> file or mysql database?

  Whatever makes you happy.

> I think manage users with a file is faster but the management is worse
> and mysql database is easily management but I think is slower than other.
> What do you think about? Which is the best option?

  For 500 users, the speed of MySQL isn't an issue.

> Another question is referent a freeradius + mysql. I do a test and save
> the users passwords with SHA1 in the radcheck table. Then I activated
> the radpostauth logging table. The problem is in this table (when a user
> is logged in) the pass is stored in plain-text, without encryption. Is
> possible to store the pass encrypted with SHA1 in radpostauth table?


  Alan DeKok.

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