Retry delay and retry count when proxying requests

Murray Long murray at
Fri Jul 16 14:37:26 CEST 2010

I'm trying to integrate with Ipass and they have asked for a 12 second
or more delay between retry attempts.   The default behavior for
freeradius seems to be sending 3 retries every 5 secs, which is why
I've been trying to change it.

As I only have a single home-server for the realm i don't mind
applying the change to either the realm or the home-server, but I
havn't been able to figure out how to do either.

Am I going about this the wrong way?


On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 2:06 PM, Alan DeKok <aland at> wrote:
> Murray Long wrote:
> > I saw that, but the "home_server example below", does not mention
> > anything about retry_count or retry_delay.
>  Because this is documented in proxy.conf:
>        #
>        #  Note that as of 2.0, the "synchronous", "retry_delay",
>        #  "retry_count", and "dead_time" have all been deprecated.
>        #  For backwards compatibility, they are are still accepted
>        #  by the server, but they ONLY apply to the old-style realm
>        #  configuration.  i.e. realms with "authhost" and/or "accthost"
>        #  entries.
> > Any simply putting retry_count = <value> in the home_server section
> > dosn't seem to have any effect.
> >
> > So how are these values set for home servers?
>  You don't.  The configuration entries that work are documented in
> proxy.conf.
>  Why do you want to set "retry_delay" and "retry_count" for a home
> server?  If you think you need them, see the above documentation.  You
> can still set them for realms.  But for the new home_server
> configuration, the new method is better and more stable.
>  Alan DeKok.
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