radiusd goes wrong

Fajar A. Nugraha list at fajar.net
Sat Nov 5 07:25:53 CET 2011

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 6:41 AM, Ivan Matala <ivanmatala at gmail.com> wrote:
> freeradius runs if i use this
> radiusd -x -f

In debug mode FR will run as the user that runs it (e.g. root).

In normal mode, if run as root, it will switch to the user specified
on radiusd.conf

> On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 4:27 PM, Ivan Matala <ivanmatala at gmail.com> wrote:
>> how to fix permission problem?

That's basic unix/linux knowledge. If you don't know how to do that,
my best advice is don't try compiling your own daemons. Either:
- spend some time to learn about unix permission. Really, it's not
that hard. Use Google. OR
- use distro-provided packages, or third-party packages compatible
with your distro. They're usually setup correctly (including
pernissions) and ready to use with minimal configuration change.

>> On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Tim Sylvester
>>>> Failed creating PID file /root/radiusd.pid: Permission denied

who'd put pid file on /root?

If you REALLY know what you're doing, edit radiusd.conf so that
freeradius runs as root.

A more sane approach is to look at vendor-provided package, or the
defaults that you get when you run "make install" from source. Most
default configuration there is usually sane-enough.


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