Upgrade from 1.3 to 2.0

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Sat Feb 6 09:32:57 CET 2010

Account for FreeRadius mail list wrote:
> We just upgraded one of our FreeRadius servers from 1.3 to 2.0 (part of
> a debian upgrade from Etch to Lenny).
> Anyway one of the problems I'm having is updating the "proxy.conf" file.
> It states that one should move away from the "realm" entry to the
> "home_server" entry.

  "should", not "must".  The old-style configuration still works.

> So I have changed this entry in the proxy.conf file:
> home_server somedomain.net {
>        type                   = auth
>        virtual_server         = wendy.somedomain.net

  Uh... I think you misunderstood that.  The "virtual_server" is *not*
the name of the realm.

> I had tried the "ipaddr =" command as well. Anyway the authentication
> request to the wendy.somedomain.net server is not getting through using
> this new "home_server" entry.
> What am I doing wrong"

  You didn't define a realm.

  See "realm example.com" in raddb/proxy.conf.  The examples are
detailed, and well commented.

  Alan DeKok.

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