[dan at waycom.com: Re: Radius Help Anyone ?]

John Newman jnn at jump.net
Wed Jan 24 00:09:20 UTC 2001

Forwarded at Daniel's request, since he lost the message...


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From: "Daniel G. Thompson" <dan at waycom.com>
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Subject: Re: Radius Help Anyone ?
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 18:00:33 -0500
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Thanks for your response. Actually I found the part about needing to
the path in early in the game. My problem was that I kept getting rejects
the radius server. The actual problem was that all of my dialup servers are
Ascend products so I use Ascend radius. Ascend radius did not like the
for some reason, and would not log enough information for me to tell what
happening. Eventually I downloaded the most recent version of Cistron Radius
and set it up on another machine. Within 20 minutes of compiling the Cistron
Radius I had it configured and answering requests from the news server.

>From what I read in the docs for the Cistron Radiusd it appears that I can
use this daemon just fine with my Ascend Access Servers. I have not tried
yet, but should have a new one here within a few days that I can test with
( and
still keep the natives happy ... ).

What we learned from this ?
Documentation should include references to the fact that the radius client
is included with inn-2.3.0 does not work with Ascend Radius. The
should also include references to radius daemons that do work with the
radius client (ie: Cistron).

Dan Thompson
dan at waycom.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Newman" <jnn at jump.net>
To: "Daniel G. Thompson" <dan at waycom.com>
Cc: <inn-workers at isc.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: Radius Help Anyone ?

> The "auth" key, inside of the auth stanza that you want accessed
> via radius, needs to be set to "radius".  This will make inn spawn
> the /news/bin/auth/passwd/radius.... radius.conf needs to be setup
> with the info for your radius server.
> On my setup the radius program, with inn 2.3.0, would not properly
> find its config file and segfaulted.  I hard-coded the config file
> path into the source and it started working.
> --
> John
> In our previous exciting episode Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 08:41:12PM -0500,
Daniel G. Thompson said:
> >
> > I am new to the group and have not had much time to lurk here first but
> > here goes.
> >
> > I have two large news servers that currently are using ip-address/domain
> > authentication for access rights. I am trying my best to make the news
> > servers
> > do Radius auth as well ( this will make life much easier ). I am quite
> > experienced
> > with Radius for use with remote access services so mostly I need to find
> > some
> > documentation about how to use it with INN.
> >
> > I have searched a number of sites and as of yet have found mostly vague
> > references but nothing of a whole lot of value.
> >
> > I have the sample config files as well as the binary that was included
> > INN-2.3.0.
> >
> > I would be very pleased if someone could point me to some documentation,
> > new binaries or even newer source so that I can get radius to work with
> > news.
> >
> > Thank You
> >
> > Dan Thompson
> > dan at waycom.com
> >
> >

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