Re: Free RADIUS server with NT Option Pack !

Mitchell B. Wagers ( (no email) )
Wed, 11 Feb 1998 18:22:12 -0800

WHAT? 5000? Where did you come from, RadiusNT does a great job and it isn't
NEAR 5000.

And MS Radius Server isn't *nearly* as configurable.

At 11:42 AM 2/12/98 +1100, you wrote:
>Hi all
>Like many of you we have been running a Radius server. We have had some
>problems with it being unstable so I have been looking for options.
>Next thing you know Microsoft come out with NT 4 Option Pack, which has
>a Radius server. How much does it cost you ask ? Zippo. Nada. It's a
>free download off their web site.
>It also does authentication off the NT SAM !! I have been testing it
>and it works just fine. Setting up the default Radius profile took some
>tinckering. We have an Ascend Max 200+ using an IP pool to provide
>dynamic addresses to dialup clients. Here's the profile that works for
>me :
> Service-type : Framed
> Framed-Protocol : PPP
> Ascend-Assign-IP-Pool : 1
> Framed-IP-Netmask :
> Ascend-Route-IP : Route-IP-Yes
>The only downside is that it logs to a flat text file only - no ODBC
>yet. And the second hassle is that it has no inbuilt reporting utils
>for the accounting. So I'm currently in the process of doing these
>templates now.
>I think it's not a bad option though, considering that any decent Radius
>server that does authentication off the NT SAM costs around $5000.
> Ron.
>Ron Bertino (MCSE, B.Sc., Dip.Ed.)
>Systems / Software Engineer
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