Re: Intermittent problem with Radius

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Fri, 13 Feb 1998 12:32:13 -0800

Dave Aoun wrote:
> After checking our version #, we are running the .41 version. The problem
> happened again last night. Luckily we had a backup radius server that we
> could switch the authentication duties to.

Where you running the primary in -x15 debug? If you continue to have
problems, run it in debug mode and send us the last screen when the
problem ocurred.

> The now current setup is that both servers do authentication duty and the
> primary (the one that has the processor spike problem) is doing all the
> accounting duty. The processor usage on the primary has really leveled
> out. It's not unreasonable to have a server with the specs mentioned
> previously doing authentication for 400 lines, is it? I'm curious as to
> what others are using for their setups.

The speed of the machine running RadiusNT itself is typically not an
issue, unless you are trying to use MS Access. A couple of P100
machines would certainly suffice for a SQL Server setup where SQL
serer is running on a DIFFERENT machine. In that case you need to
look at the machine SQL Server is using.

> Any other thoughts as to where to look?

Use performance monitor to try and track down WHERE the spike is coming
from (what app or part of the system). Then you can narrow down the

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