Freeradius-Users Digest, Vol 150, Issue 24

Peter Hutchison p.j.hutchison at
Fri Oct 13 12:50:30 CEST 2017

> Any ideas what cause the freeradius service to stop and restart
> repeatedly like this?
- do you run latest version of FR (or at least, latest available from your distro)?

- does it happen often, or only on that specified time?
It only happens occasionally, on you Fortinet wireless graphs we we a sudden drop in connections when it happens.

- does something happen on that time that restart freeradius (e.g.
logrotate, apt-get upgrade, or something)?
No, there is nothing obvious I can see that could cause it. Any cron jobs run well outside normal daytime hours.

- does FR access external things (e.g. database)? What is the state of those systems at that time?
No databases are used. Logs are sent to local storage in /var/log.

The usual troubleshooting methods would be 'run freeradius in debug mode and read the logs', but it might not be able to help you much if the problem is due FR being restarted.

I would like to do that but debug logs generate a log of information and due to the high number of connections would be difficult to read.

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