MOTP-AS + Freeradius startup problem

Бедняков Алексей ch3sh1r at
Tue Aug 21 17:28:04 CEST 2012

Thanks for interesting info, John. Seems that I must be ashamed for inaccurate statements.

I'm trying to configure FreeRadius to use MOTP-AS, which is a set of PHP scripts and SQL database.

I haven't spoke of unix enviroment, I've spoke about this, FreeRadius run-time variables. Or, if more precisely, about %{Packet-Src-IP-Address}. This variable presented in /var/log/radius/radius.log, which apparently has been accepted for apache log. There %{Packet-Src-IP-Address} variable requested by /var/www/html/radius-client.php script (this script takes clients IP and searches for this client secret word in sql database), but this script works as I demonstrated in my last post.

So, can %{Packet-Src-IP-Address} be handled differently in "debug" and "service" modes and cause problems in FreeRADIUS work?

17.08.2012, 16:49, "John Dennis" <jdennis at>:

>   On 08/17/2012 04:23 AM, Бедняков Алексей wrote:
>>    Maybe FreeRADIUS enviroment variables work different in debugging and
>>    service modes? Or I miss something else?
>   Well, I'm not too sure what your actually doing because what you posted
>   appears to be an apache log but to answer your question concerning
>   environment variables, yes of course the handling of environment
>   variables are different when run from init. Generally whatever launches
>   daemons (there are different mechanisms) will not pass environment
>   variables to the daemon. This is for security reasons. If memory serves
>   me correctly there are a handful of special environment variables that
>   do get passed, but in general the answer is system daemons with root
>   privileges execute in a clean environment.
>   John
>   --
>   John Dennis <jdennis at>
>   Looking to carve out IT costs?

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