Crash on missing ldap symlink in mods-enabled?

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Feb 1 20:31:06 CET 2017

On Feb 1, 2017, at 11:50 AM, Martin Pauly <pauly at> wrote:
> I ran into a strange effect today (FR 3.0.12 on Debian Jessie).
> We use LDAP extensively, nevertheless I forgot to enable the module.
> I.e. I did not create the symlink in mods-enabled because I believed
> it to be part of the Debian package freeradius-ldap.
> Everything else was in place, like my ldap config in mods-available/ldap
> and an Auth-Type LDAP {} statement in both sites-available/default
> and sites-available/inner-tunnel.
> The effect then is that on server start (or even just config check)
> all modules get loaded, but the first module instantiation ends in
> a crash. As it turns out, the first module to be instantiated
> is rlm_ldap.
> While my configuration was definitely quite inconsistent,
> a crash might not be what you want either.

  It works fine for me here.

  For more instructions, see:

  That will give us more information about what's going wrong.

  Alan DeKok.

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