Running external programs

Alexander Clouter alex at
Thu Jul 7 12:11:50 CEST 2011

* rihad <rihad at> [2011-07-07 15:09:22+0500]:
> On 07/07/2011 12:28 PM, Alexander Clouter wrote:
> >rihad<rihad at>  wrote:
> >>Hi, all. We have some legacy software that ran under XTradius
> >>( The important thing was to execute an
> >>external program for every auth&  accounting request. Now I need to
> >>recreate all that on another server, and I must use the same legacy
> >>billing software. Unfortunately one can no longer build the old XTradius
> >>on modern FreeBSDs, apparently it has some variable linkage problems.
> >>Can that simple task be done in FreeRADIUS instead? Can it be configured
> >>to call an external program (Auth-Type "External" in XTradius)?
> >>
> >
> >
> >Cheers
> >
> I forgot to mention that the authentication program is meant to deny
> or grant user access. Will rlm_exec do that?
It will require a desire on the part of the user to read the 
documentation in order to utilise that functionality...


Alexander Clouter
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