Ways to simplify configs?

Jonathan Gazeley jonathan.gazeley at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Jul 27 13:35:12 CEST 2017

Hi Dan,

Seconded, FreeRADIUS is a complex beast (by necessity). I wrote a Puppet 
module that manages a full FreeRADIUS installation, configures modules, 
proxying etc. It manages most parts are Puppet resources but the 
extra-complex bits (e.g. virtual servers) can be deployed from Puppet as 
flat files. You should only need a couple of those. It's pretty 
full-featured but there are one or two omissions that I can add if 
people need them.


Let me know how you get on.


Jonathan Gazeley
Senior Systems Administrator
IT Services
University of Bristol

On 27/07/17 11:43, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> All,
> Is there some way to condense the config into a few files?  I 
> understand that we want huntgroups and users to be their own things, 
> but my /usr/local/etc/raddb is currently 45 dirs and 215 files.
> Try putting that in puppet, to push out to several servers.  I'm 
> willing to keep the full tree on my puppet server for editing, but 
> setting that up for deployment is insane.
> Bind, for example, has a tool that will read in a config and output 
> the relevant, well-formatted, includes-processed, bit.
> Any ideas?
> -Dan

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