Help with Freeradius/freeradius-server Docker Container

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Mar 11 22:22:11 CET 2019

> On Mar 11, 2019, at 4:55 PM, Reuben Fischman <Fischmanr at> wrote:
> I DID run in debug mode with -X at the end as was suggested.  The container still starts and immediately exits.

  Reading the debug output helps.  Also, describing the actual problem helps.

> Command I'm executing is:
> "docker run --name my-radius -d freeradius/freeradius-server -X"
> After the container dies, I run a "docker container logs my-radius" and get a fair amount of output as the container goes through the startup process.  It ends with the following lines:
> "Failed opening auth address :: port 1812 bound to server default: Address family not supported by protocol
> /etc/freeradius/sites-enabled/default[245]: Error binding to port for :: port 1812

  That's the real problem.  The docker container doesn't support IPv6.

  If you don't need IPv6, edit the configuration so that it doesn't listen on IPv6 addresses.

  Alan DeKok.

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