Failed (re-)authentification after some time...

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Sep 1 15:46:41 CEST 2010

Jan Zacharias wrote:
> To speed up the debugging, I introduced a sleep of varying duration in
> the ntlm_auth_wrapper.
> I found that freeradius kills the ntlm stuff if it takes longer than ten
> seconds to complete.

  Yes.  Any child script which takes that long is broken.

> My suggestion is that we introduce a configuration variable
> ntlm_auth_retries so that freerad kills the process,

  No.  You can write a shell script wrapper around ntlm_auth that does:

- fork ntlm_auth
- wait 1s for it to return
  - if it doesn't return, kill it
  - try to fork it again

> What do you think, Alan? Anyone else?

  This isn't a server problem, and changing the server isn't necessary.

  Alan DeKok.

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