Problem with multiple LDAP servers

Jonathan Gazeley Jonathan.Gazeley at
Wed May 4 14:05:31 CEST 2016

Don't worry folks - this isn't a repeat of the same question about 
multiple LDAP servers. I've read the docs and I know how it's *supposed* 
to work, but I think I've found a discrepancy in the messages printed by 
the server. I'm running FreeRADIUS 3.0.11.

I started off with an instantiation of the ldap module configured with 
multiple server names comma-separated on the same line, like this:

server = ',,'

This appears to work but on startup the server prints this warning:

Warning: Listing multiple LDAP servers in the 'server' configuration 
item is deprecated and will be removed in a future release.  Use 
multiple 'server' configuration items instead

So, I tried that suggestion and ran with a config like this:

server = ''
server = ''
server = ''

But this yields a warning:

Warning: /etc/raddb/mods-enabled/uobldap[22]: Ignoring duplicate 
configuration item 'server'

For now I'm sticking with the old syntax which seems to do the right 
thing, but the spurious warning should probably be addressed in the server.


Jonathan Gazeley
Senior Systems Administrator
IT Services
University of Bristol

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