Re: Radius & NT RAS * NTMail

John Davies ( (no email) )
Wed, 11 Feb 1998 22:16:37 -0800

Hi Nicolas,

>I'm using NT RAS to offer dial-up access to the internet, combined with
>NTMAIL for mail service. I have the original RAS that came with NT 4.0. Now
>I'm planning to offer 56k dialup access, so I will buy an ASCEND 4000 or
>LIVINGSTON PM3. Both of them use Radius for authentication.
>Is it possible to user RadiusNT to authenticate both the LIVINGSTON BOXES
>and my current analog lines with RAS? I think I have to upgrade to RRAS,
>but I read that the radius implementation of RRAS is buggy. I'm also
>concerned about the user base and passwords. I don't want to retype them
>all again, and I would like to use the external authentication for NTMAIL
>so I don't want to maintain two different user tables. And I don't want to
>have a long downtime when switching authentication methods. Is RadiusNT the
>best solution? Any info or insight would be great. Thanks!

Are you planning to use an ODBC database to authenticate RadiusNT users?

If so, you might want to look at MailSite: It gives you the ability to
integrate mailbox authentication with an ODBC database. You can configure
MailSite to automatically create mailboxes from your user records in your
ODBC database. It has native support for Emerald, the package from IEA that
includes RadiusNT.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Regards, John.