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Re: radiusd-freeradius history and future


On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 09:51:45PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:

> On Sun, 12 Jan 2003 21:54:35 +0100, Toni Mueller <toni@debian.org>
> wrote:
> >My reading of the lists yields the following names of persons interested
> >in freeradius:
> >
> >- Wichert Akkermann
> >- Chad Miller
> >- Steve Langasek
> >- Marc Haber
> >- Toni Mueller (me)
> I don't have, however, any experience in actually running
> radiusd-freeradius in a production environment. Our dial-in
> specialists are currently looking for a replacement for radiator, and
> all that I did in the past was taking the source package from sid
> (fortunately a week before it got zapped) and building it on woody.
> The dial-in specialists say that freeradius runs fine in our lab, but
> in the absence of an "official" Debian package, we are of course
> reluctant to take the program in production.

I'm reluctant to plug my own work, and it isn't packaged yet either, but
if you're looking for a /stable/ server, with the flexibility of
Radiator, only lacking the number of modules of that and FreeRADIUS,
perhaps OpenRADIUS (http://www.openradius.net) may be an option for you.

It uses a language-neutral module interface, while avoiding the classic
spawn-per-request penalty you have for external scripts, and has a
built-in programming language to completely define what happens between
the reception of a request and its answer.

It's used in production and audited for memory leaks. The language
specification is not stable yet, that's why I haven't made a 1.0



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