Config FreeRadius (3.0.16) to work with SQL: The Guide is outdated - please helps

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Sep 28 12:40:41 CEST 2018

On Sep 28, 2018, at 2:25 AM, <james.ngobui at> <james.ngobui at> wrote:
> Anyway, after that I follow the Guide here to setup the mySQL
> ntu

  The guide should be mostly correct.  However, Debian has started to re-name / change the location of various FreeRADIUS files.  It's a bit annoying.

> However, further more in the Guide, I found a lot of
> difference/discrepancies in term of file names, location of the files like
> sql (not sure if sql.conf?). It seems that the Guide is now outdated and
> pending for update to catch up with the new version of Freeradius file
> organization

  It has a few typos, but I don't think it's seriously wrong.

> As a result, when I attempt to use SQL to authorize the users, the server
> keeps rejecting my username/password

  There *is* debug output available.  All of the documentation says to post that.  Including the "welcome" message you received when joining this list.

> Could someone please instruct me how to start from the scratch again with a
> proper file's names, locations of each required files, what to edit, etc..?

  Post the debug output as suggested in the list "welcome" message, in the "man" page, on the main web pages, on the wiki, and daily on this list.

  There's just no excuse for *not* doing that.

  Alan DeKok.

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