Re: RadiusNT v2.2 dies after a day or so

Ed Miller ( (no email) )
Wed, 27 May 1998 08:02:45 -0400

IMHO, I have to agree with Jeff. Helps alot getting people on line fast.

>At 01:51 PM 5/26/98 -0700, you wrote:
>>> Do you think it be more stable if I ran it with radius -x15
>>> mode... as opposed to an NT service... ? least
>>> until our new server... that we will be using... with MS SQL...
>>> arrives this week?
>>I doubt it would be any more stable, but atleast you would be
>>able to see what the problem is, and possibly a way to correct
>>or work around it.
>FWIW, folks, I've never tried to run RadiusNT as a service -- I've always
>preferred the -x15 display mode, as it is IMO (sorry, Dale) far more stable
>and in any case, far easier to debug problems. My current installation of
>2.2.59 has been up and running for five months without a problem, in -x15
>mode, and would have been up longer (I so believe) had we not relocated and
>thus we were forced to power down the system for the move.
>Perhaps the service mode is stable, but there's something to be said for
>being able to watch the authentications pass by on screen. A user calls
>and says "I can't get online", and you can ask them to try while you watch
>the screen, and you can watch the rejection happen in real time, so you can
>determine right then and there what the user's difficulty is -- bad
>password, expired account, etc. Its VERY useful to have that -x15 display
>on-screen (also useful for those times when it DOES have to reboot -- you
>can watch it load the Radius attributes and make its ODBC connection -- you
>know it started up properly!).