Failed oracle db connection kills the freeradius service

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Jul 9 14:53:12 CEST 2019

On Jul 9, 2019, at 1:08 PM, R3DNano <r3dnano at> wrote:
> I really appreciate this reply and after some time, I still can't figure
> out how to work around this issue.

  Keep the database up.  There's just no reason to take a critical DB down for hours.

> While, I of course won't/can't blame it on freeradius, I'd like to ask if
> any of you guys deal in any way with sql server failures in any way, of
> course, externally.

  We bring the DB back up.

> Maybe there's some kind of script/solution to automagically detect the sql
> server failure and modify the server logic on the go?

  No.  We bring the DB back up.

> I really can't think of a way and perhaps what I'm asking is impossible.
> Just wanting to check up with you guys before completely discarding the
> option.

  If the DB is not local to the RADIUS server, then create a local slave.  And make sure that the slave stays up.

  Alan DeKok.

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