Start at boot

Matthew Newton mcn4 at
Wed Nov 18 00:22:43 CET 2015

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 04:17:23PM -0500, Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
> > On Nov 17, 2015, at 4:06 PM, David Peterson <davidp at> wrote:
> > 
> > Back to being a serious noob.  How do I set up Freeradius to start at boot
> > with Ubuntu 15.  Systemd seems to be a very different animal.
> Looks like you need to put it in /lib/systemd/system

If it's the same as Debian, then probably in


> service radiusd enable?
> service radiusd start
> I honestly can't remember the commands... Google is your friend.

Some hideous mess like

# systemctl daemon-reload
# systemctl enable freeradius.service
# systemctl start freeradius.service

I honestly don't know what was wrong with sysvinit, and this crap
winds me up nearly every week. Have no idea which services are or
are not actually going to start at boot time, and at shutdown
services are ripped down so fast they don't have time to stop
cleanly. </rant over>

If FreeBSD had apt I'd have jumped by now.


Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at>

Systems Specialist, Infrastructure Services,
I.T. Services, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

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