Re: Help: NAS causes radius to pause for 30 seconds to minute

Dale Reed ( )
Fri, 12 Jun 1998 14:04:18 -0700

Thomas Suiter wrote:
> The radius server would stop authenticating, and did not log any
> problems. Doing a -x15 would show me that 5-10 users would scroll by
> then it would hang, and then continue. I stopped, restarted the radius
> process, rebooted the server, until I noticed that it allways would hang
> when our Hyper chassis would send us info. I rebooted the Hyper chassis
> with no luck, then I had the Hyper chassis authenticate off of our unix
> box with Livingston radius. This fixed our problem, the RadiusNT server
> authenticated everybody fine. As a work around this is fine, but this
> is unacceptable to work for more than a day for billing/accounting.

What was RadiusNT showing for the resp times for these requests.
Where was it hanging (possible on an SQL Statement).

One thing that could be causing the problem is something locking a table
for a short amount of time, which would cause RadiusNT to hang on the
SQL connection. And ODBC trace should show some iteresting numbers if
this is the case.

I'd also be interested in seeing if the multi-thread design of
RadiusNT 2.5 would work around the problem. Was it happening with
accounting or auth requests? Next timeit happens cut/paste the
full request and send it to me (radercv to resp line).

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