Archive for the 'Freeradius' Category



Aug 01 2007

Gigawords Support in Radius

Published by under Cisco,Freeradius

Many people using Radius for accounting don’t know there are counters limits. Values defined in the protocol are stored in 32 bit fields meaning you will never go any higher than 4294967296 bits, that is fairly more than 4GB. If a session stays up for days, there are good chances that the counter resets to […]

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Jun 11 2007

Mysql Traffic Encryption with OpenSSL

Published by under Freeradius,Mysql

This is related to Freeradius software but can be applied to any application that needs to encrypt Mysql traffic. Freeradius is compliant to Radius protocol characteristics, which give ability to accomplish various actions, such as authenticate users. Number of caveats have been found, not related to the software but to the protocol. Joshua Hill from […]

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May 07 2007

Mysql or Postgres for Freeradius?

Published by under Freeradius,Mysql,Postgresql

We are not trying to build a full comparative of Mysql and Postgresql in this article. This subject has been discussed many times et everyone has his own opinion on this. Some directions may be given and only a few critirias will be analysed to be used with Freeradius. Criterias If we check what’s already […]

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Oct 11 2006

Archive Accounting in Freeradius

Published by under Freeradius,Mysql

Logging Radius accounting into Mysql database can fill up a lot of space. Some performance issues will arise at some stage as well, especially if traffic reporting scripts are to be added to the overall system. That’s why we added a new table to log older accounting records. Motivations We can of course delete all […]

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Sep 26 2006

Radius Packet of Disconnect

Published by under Cisco,Freeradius

Our goal here is to reset automatically a customer for whom Radius settings have changed. This is useful after putting him on restriction or cutting him off in case of extensive usage. We are surprised to find very little information about “Packet Of Disconnect” when we type Radius in a search engine. We wrote a […]

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