libfreeradius vs libradius

John Dennis jdennis at
Thu Jul 26 15:27:23 CEST 2012

On 07/26/2012 09:11 AM, Alan DeKok wrote:
> 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.

What is the (perceived) problem with LGPL?

John Dennis <jdennis at>

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