Have more than one RADIUS server?
> Can someone recommend a setup that will be a very fault-tolerant RADIUS
> system ? I mean, what hardware / software combination would prove up to the
> task ? How about 2 RADIUS servers (primary and secondary) that point to 1
> SQL Server machine whose database is actively mirrored on another SQL Server
> machine ? Will this do the job ?
Usually. I would recommend doing mirroring on the drives for the
SQL Server, then do a nightly backup/restore or transfer to a
> And in the case of our major ISP, would it be better to have each POP
> maintain the database for that POP's users ?
Not usually. Unless the POP is multi-homed, there isn't any
advantage of putting a RADIUS server at the POP itself.
> And when this user (let's say his username is "john" and his home POP is
> "pop1") roams about our country, all he has to do is use the username
> firstname.lastname@example.org ?
> Can RadiusNT 2.5 handle this type of roaming by the use of POP + domain
> names ?
It could, but it sounds like more trouble than its worth.
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