Re: Multi-NAS client file setup

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 15:50:03 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 31 Mar 1997, Ted Olson wrote:

> We now have 4 NASes, from 3 different manufacturers: a Livingston PM2e, 2
> Bay/Xylogics Annex 6100s, and now an Ascend Max 4000. Bay is close to having
> support for RadiusNT ready for prime time, which could actually result in a
> common authentication system for us -- gee, what a concept! <g> We'll then
> switch over to ODBC, then add Emerald, and life will be good (I think).
> But first things first -- I have a question regarding proper configuration
> of the Radius client file when using multiple NASes. Can anyone confirm
> which of these examples is correct ... or if (c) none of the above, then what?
> Case 1
> ===========================================
> #Client Name Key
> #---------------- -------------------
> portmaster1 secret1
> annex1 secret2
> annex2 secret3
> max1 secret4

This is the correct setup. Each nas must have an entry in the
clients file.

> Case 2
> ===========================================
> #Client Name Key
> #---------------- -------------------
> all secret
> So far it seems that Case 1 will produce 4 different log files ... while it
> seems to me that the ideal would be just a single file. But if Case 1 *is*
> correct, and if 4 different logs is also correct, then can all be made to
> update to a single, common ODBC database?

When you run in ODBC mode only, all call information is stored into
a single table (calls table). This simplifies things a lot. :)
Thats what you will eventually be going to.