freeradius authentication stops working after some time...

Casartello, Thomas tcasartello at
Wed Jun 2 14:28:23 CEST 2010

I've been having the same problem lately. Restarting the smbd, winbind, and
radius services does not solve the problem, only rebooting. 

Thomas E. Casartello, Jr.
Staff Assistant - Wireless/Linux Administrator
Information Technology
Wilson 105A
Westfield State College

-----Original Message-----
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] On Behalf Of Gary Gatten
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:30 PM
To: 'FreeRadius users mailing list'
Subject: RE: freeradius authentication stops working after some time...

Have you read the changelog between 2.1.0 and 2.1.8?  Maybe there's a known
bug?  I've had issues where some part of SAMBA dies (winbind/nmbd/smbd) and
of course Auth will also fail, but if all the SAMBA pieces are working and
FR is running, it usually just works!

Maybe run in debug mode until it dies and hopefully catch something


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On Behalf Of Thomas Munck Steenholdt
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:22 AM
To: freeradius-users at
Subject: freeradius authentication stops working after some time...

Hi List...

I've been having this strange issue, that I hope somebody in here will 
be able to assist me in solving.

I have a Linux machine (Ubuntu 9.10, 32 bit), running freeradius 2.1.0 
(ubuntu 9.10 version, but re-built with ssl), setup to provide 
authentication services for a wireless network using ntlm against a 
Windows 2008 AD.

On fresh reboot of the machine, everything works just fine. After some 
time, though, things start to fail (I'm not sure exactly how long it 
works, or even if the working period of time is the same every time, but 
I'd say roughly a days time).

Even when authentication is failing, wbinfo -t and ntlm_auth appears to 
be working and freeradius is still running. But it starts logging "Auth: 
Login incorrect:" errors.

Restarting the server makes things work again - every time.

Any idea where to look? Thanks in advance.


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