Archive for the tag 'radius'



May 11 2013

Freeradius Usage Graphs

Published by under Freeradius

Radius servers generate a lot of accounting records. Is it worth keeping them? Damn yeah! Beside the fact they could be used to check if a customer was connected at a given date, or find out who got IP address X.X.X.X that same day, the most interesting is to generate traffic reports and show customers […]

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May 30 2009

Daily Accounting in Freeradius

Published by under Cisco,Freeradius

We have seen a few posts on Freeradius user list and other forums asking how to collect accounting periodically. The Radius protocol provides accounting but not in the way that many would like. Here’s a short list of things we would like to modify or improve: Traffic is not collected at regular intervalsAs a result, […]

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Jul 22 2008

Feedback on Freeradius IP Pools

Published by under Freeradius

If you wonder if you should use rlm_ippool or rlm_sqlippool to turn your Radius into a “DHCP” server, read on! rlm_ippool We first configured Freeradius to provide IP addresses through the ippool module. IPs are stored internally in a binary data file. radiusd.conf  Users In users, we’ve got: On startup, db.ippool and db.ipindex are created […]

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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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