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Re: radiusd-freeradius history and future

On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 04:11:38AM +0100, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 01:23:02PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > Allowing a RADIUS server to authenticate local users against /etc/shadow
> > is standard and expected functionality IMHO.  I consider any RADIUS
> > server which can't authenticate against the local accounts database to
> > be severely broken.
> Well. IMHO that used to be a standard way of doing this when directories 
> where not available. Now it is quite common to validate against an LDAP, 
> MySQL or whatever server. YMMV. But you are right in that all these 
> implementations assume that checking against the local user database is the 
> default action.

Even before these directories were common, it was usually preferred to have
a separate database for RADIUS authentication (at least, I preferred it).

 - mdz

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