Load Balancing Issue

Russell Mike radius.sir at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 12:40:20 CET 2013

There are many different things you are talking at the same time.

You want increase the response time of auth. Is your database indexed?

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Muhammad Nadeem wrote:

> thanks alan
> Actually I am using load balancing for rapid authentication of users. let
> suppose i have one prosy server that is proxying incoming requests to these
> five servers. Theoratically the speed of authentication should be fast. But
> in case of mine it is too slow.
> I have changed 'max_requests' in radiusd.config. And also remove
> unnecessary processing on radius server (that is proxying requests). Now
> tell me what else can I do?? :(
> Though i am a new bee in RADIUS, but I think Proxy server is the bottle
> neck???
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 1:44 PM, <A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk');>
> > wrote:
>> Hi,
>> >    I am using Freeradius 2.2.0 on redhat 5. My goal was to increase the
>> speed
>> >    of user authentication. To achieve this I configured Load Balancing
>> (with
>> >    realms). I have a proxy Freeradius server, that is just proxying
>> requests
>> >    to 2 other freeradius servers.
>> you only asked this question less than 2 hours ago.....
>> okay, you need to see why the proxy is causing a x3 factor in slowdown?
>>  run the servers
>> in full debug mode with timestamps and check to see where your delay
>> is....dont throw
>> 10 million requests at it though, just a dozen should be enought in the
>> first instance
>> to see where the hit is.  I'd assume that you havent made any
>> configuration changes
>> or tweaked any configs...in which case your proxy box is probably not
>> ready to be dealing with
>> that many in transit requests (whereas the authentication servers can
>> handle multiple
>> requests per thread) - so, some basic tweaking will probably do
>> something....
>> ..though I think you've already found that you dont need to load-balance
>> ;-)
>> alan
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> Best Regards
> Muhammad Nadeem
> Muhammad Ali Jinnah University
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