freeradius authentication stops working after some time...

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Jun 8 15:21:35 CEST 2010

Casartello, Thomas wrote:
> Has anyone else seen a problem with this? This is starting to happen more
> commonly with me. I'm having to reboot the server that Freeradius runs on to
> get the authentication working again. I'm using AD auth through
> Winbind....Here is the debug...
> Machine authentication is properly configured. When I reboot it, this same
> authentication is successful. The strange thing is is that a reboot is
> necessary. Just restarting radius, winbind, and smbd doesn't cut it......

  It's been reported from time to time.  If a reboot is necessary, blame
the OS.  FreeRADIUS starts up "clean" every time it runs as a new
process, and keeps no state across different processes.

  Alan DeKok.

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