Re: radius does not authenticate.

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 09:35:04 -0700

Franco Nogarin - Cascade Publishing wrote:
> umm, I only have my production server at the moment,
> should I install this radius on another machine and set it up as my
> secondary?

Yes. But it won't be that great of a test unless you have it installed
on a SQL Server and the RadiusNT is pointing to the local sql server.
As a side note, if you do NOT run RadiusNT on your SQL Server, 2.5.124
will re-connect 100% of the time when your SQL Server gets rebooted.
This is only an issue when they are on the same box (which isn't
that we recommend).

> Franco
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dale E. Reed Jr. []
> Sent: Saturday, September 05, 1998 3:30 PM
> To: Franco Nogarin - Cascade Publishing
> Cc: Emerald
> Subject: Re: radius does not authenticate.
> Franco Nogarin - Cascade Publishing wrote:
> >
> > I am running emerald with RadiusNT 2.5.107 and SQL 6.5
> > when the server reboots radius does not authenticate.
> >
> > I have to restart the radius service after a reboot.
> >
> > I tried setting the registry entry to use the Depend On Service, but the
> > problem still occurs,
> >
> > Could someone tell me the correct registry entry or suggest an
> alternative?
> Its not as simple as a registry setting. You see, when SQL Server
> starts, it marks all databases as suspect until it verifies them.
> So when RadiusNT starts and connects, the only database it gets
> is the master database. Its even more enjoyable, because once it
> allows the database to be the "current" one, it may still not make
> all of the objects in the table available. This is all assuming that
> there were not any problems. If so, the database/objects might not
> be available for a long time. :(
> So what we did is a fairly radical ming change on how RadiusNT
> starts up that will cause it to loop endlessly waiting for
> SQL Server and all the required objects to become available.
> The downside of this is that if you try and run RadiusNT against
> a database that isn't setup right, it will just loop and not tell
> you what the real problem is.
> You can try the beta 2.5.134 beta from the following directory which
> should solve your problem. Please realize that it *IS* a beta and
> should be treatedd as such (this means TEST IT, don't just through
> it into production and hope that you don't run into any problems).
> The URL is:
> (yes, the beta directory is hidden....)
> --
> Dale E. Reed Jr. (
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