buffered-sql, radsqlrelay and fault resilience

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Jun 11 14:29:48 CEST 2013

On 11/06/13 13:12, Yann Belin wrote:
>>> We then have a detail reader (see "copy-acct-to-home-server"
>>> virtual server) that reads this file and relays it to the
>>> management RADIUS server for centralised logging.
>>> If the management server goes down, the files on disc just grow
>>> until it comes back again and then the logs are relayed over.
>>> It works well, and means that there are no dependencies on the
>>> management server for service to be operational.
>> Checking that now. I'd rather avoid having a radius server instance
>> running on management server, but I don't think I have much other
>> options here.
> Seems that running additional radius server on management server will
> be a no-go for me. I'm reverting back to first idea and trying to find
> a workaround to get freeradius to start even if accounting/management
> DB is unreachable... Any ideas welcome.

Run the detail reader in a separate FreeRADIUS process on the local 
machine, and wrap it in a sleep/restart watchdog?

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