Retry delay and retry count when proxying requests

Murray Long murray at
Fri Jul 16 16:38:20 CEST 2010

Oh, that makes more sense now.  My confusion was in assuming that the
retry packets I was seeing where generated by freeradius when they
where actually just being forwarded from the NAS.

Thanks very much for the help,


On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Alan DeKok <aland at> wrote:
> Murray Long wrote:
>> 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.
>  No.  The default behavior for the *NAS* is to send 3 retries every 5
> seconds.  FreeRADIUS just passes those packets along to the home server.
>> 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?
>  I don't see what is unclear about the documentation.
> 1) you can still set retry_delay and retry_count
> 2) just as with 1.x
> 3) in the same place in the config files as with 1.x
> 4) those 2 configuration items will only apply to old-style realms
> 5) old-style realms have "authhost" and "accthost"
> 6) so... configure retry_delay and retry_count as you did with 1.x
> 7) configure a realm as you did with 1.x
> 8) it *will* work
>  Alan DeKok.
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