RADIUS Monitoring tool

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at freeradius.org
Wed Feb 25 23:48:00 CET 2015

> On 25 Feb 2015, at 17:24, Matthew Newton <mcn4 at leicester.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 01:44:05PM -0500, Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
>>> On 25 Feb 2015, at 12:29, A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk wrote:
>>> we use NAGIOS and have some local eapol_test scripts
>>> formonitor/alerts and use'monit' to check status of the radius
>>> process and restart it when dead
>> You don't need a monitoring solution.
> What planet are you visiting from? ;-)

I meant for solving that particular issue :P

> Maybe this would be ok, though:
>  sql {
>  	fail = 1
>  }
>  if (fail) {
>  	do_not_respond
>    send_admin_emails_until_this_broken_mess_is_fixed
>  }

You just scrape the logs from the NAS looking for "can't contact RADIUS server messages" :)

>> Do that for all modules critical to authentication.
> It fixes the problem of NASes hanging onto a RADIUS server that's
> broken, sure. But doesn't help you know that you need to fix it!
> OTOH, anything but monit. My experiences has been along the lines
> of "is that service running? Oh great, let's restart it just in
> case." Hence replaced by a very small shell script!

Oh pfft. Monit works fine... ish. Munin is a fun one, i've had one hung RADIUS instance take down all monitoring for the box. I guess thats our fault though, for not implementing a read timeout in radmin.

Suppose I should go and fix that *grumble*.


> Cheers,
> Matthew
> --
> Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at le.ac.uk>
> Systems Specialist, Infrastructure Services,
> I.T. Services, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
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Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at freeradius.org>
FreeRADIUS development team

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