fail to start server

John Dennis jdennis at
Mon May 7 20:35:34 CEST 2012

On 05/07/2012 02:19 PM, jerry kwajaffa wrote:
> Gd day,
> please i need your help,
> i install freeradius 2.1.12 on centOS 6.2, when ever i try to strart
> that server o debug, i.e radius -X
> it gives the following Failed binding to /var/run/radiusd/radiusd.sock:
> No such file or directory
> am i to create the file on that path ? pls i need help

That's one reason it's good to use pre-packaged builds, this stuff is 
sorted out for you and you don't have worry. 2.1.12 will be available 
for RHEL 6.3 in the next update cycle, which is soon. However in the 
meantime ...

make sure the directory /var/run/radiusd exists, it has permission 0710 
and it's ownership is radiusd:radiusd

If after that you still have problem you might be running with old 
SELinux policy, check for AVC's in /var/log/audit/audit.log. If you have 
an AVC for that directory upgrade your SELinux policy. As a workaround 
if you're getting AVC's turn off SELinux with setenforce 0 (but don't do 
this on a production server!)

John Dennis <jdennis at>

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