Help with Freeradius/freeradius-server Docker Container

Alex Perez-Mendez Alex.Perez-Mendez at
Mon Mar 11 18:18:56 CET 2019

> Just tried it. Seems to work. You are right in that it does not show 
> much log information, but you can check whether the server is running 
> by executing "ps auxw" inside the container
> docker exec -ti my-radius ps aux
> If you want to run the server with debug output on stdout, just use
> docker run -ti freeradius/freeradius-server freeradius -fxx -lstdout

I just saw that the Docker Hub page already contains this information. 

FreeRADIUS should always be tested in debug mode, using option -X. 
Coloured debug output also requres -t be passed to docker.

$ docker run --name my-radius -t -d freeradius/freeradius-server -X

After doing this, you can use "docker log my-radius" to ge the log output.

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