Freeradius logging problem

Peter Hutchison p.j.hutchison at
Mon Jan 4 16:45:25 CET 2016

I was wondering if you could help use with our eduroam setup at the University of Huddersfield?

We have set up Freeradius on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but having trouble to get it to generating authorization logs for our 'eduroam' virtual server.
It is generating logs ok for the default and inner-tunnel but not eduroam. I have checked and re-checked the configuration with no result.
/etc/freeradius/radius.conf log section looks like this:

prefix = /usr
exec_prefix = /usr
sysconfdir = /etc
localstatedir = /var
sbindir = ${exec_prefix}/sbin
logdir = /var/log/freeradius
raddbdir = /etc/freeradius
radacctdir = ${logdir}/radacct

log {
destination = files
file = ${logdir}/radius.log
requests = ${logdir}/radiusd-%{%{Virtual-Server}:-DEFAULT}-%Y%m%d.log

And in our eduroam file in sites-available (with link file in sites-enabled) has 'auth_log' enabled to in the authorize section.

It should create logs called radiusd-eduroam-20151217.log but nothing is being created.
Logs are a requirement for a valid eduroam setup and this is the last thing needed before we can switch over to the new servers.

Any ideas why the log isn't being generated when users connect to it?

Peter Hutchison MCP
Senior Network Systems SpecialistS
S 01484 473716
Infrastructure Team
University of Huddersfield | Queensgate | Huddersfield | HD1 3DH

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