Installing Freeradius on my cloud server
tim at ramasaig.com
Thu Oct 3 01:18:01 CEST 2019
I'm entirely new to the whole Captive Portal procedure, but I'm learning about it because I need to
control guest access to my newly very fast broadband (4G). As part of that process I thought I'd
start by setting up a Freeradius server.
I run our B&B web site (and several others, for clients) on a cloud server (the OS is Centos 7).
Naturally this runs an Apache server, and MySQL. I assumed that the Freeradius server would run
alongside these. Is that correct?
I set it up via SSH following the 'hard way' described at:
Everything appeared to go perfectly, to the point where it appeared I could run the Freeradius
server in debug mode. Then I spotted that I could no longer log in to my WHM/cPanel, nor could I
access several of the hosted web sites. I couldn't allow that situation to continue.
So I disabled the Freeradius server and the 'firewalld' services. After rebooting the cloud server
things cam back to normal.
I'm not sure, but I suspect the problem may have been in the 'firewalld' settings. Would these have
over-ridden the normal server firewall policy? If so, what should I do about it?
I could add the 1812 and 1813 ports to the existing firewall policy, but would that work?
I'd be grateful for some help here, please.
Isle of Mull PA66 6BP
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