libfreeradius vs libradius

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Jul 26 15:11:18 CEST 2012

Arvind Gupta wrote:
> I am new for RADIUS server authentication and looking to implement a
> RADIUS client. I found that there are many RADIUS client library
> available and most popular are libradius and libfreeradius.
> figuring out that which one is best and what is pros and cons of each
> one. Any information related to this will be more helpful to me.

  The freeradius-client code is BSD licensed, but I don't like the API.

  The libfreeradius-radius code is LGPL'd.  It's much better, but it
does have the LGPL.

  There is a pressing need for a BSD licensed RADIUS library.  Too many
vendors "roll their own".  And get pretty much everything wrong.

  Alan DeKok.

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