RE: [RadiusNT] Debug mode safe when live ?

David Chapman ( )
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 16:23:49 +0100

Oops - That should be 20 a minute - but I guess the advice is the same. What
are the downsides of running minimised on the desktop as against running as
a service ? The benefits are we can log the machine out and also if we have
to bounce it the service restarts. We really want to avoid manually stopping
the service and then starting from the command prompt, especially as this
would obviously prevent users connecting for a few seconds and could also
cause problems as we use SQL based concurrency control.

Is it safe if we want to debug, normally only once a week or so, to start
with -x15 from the command prompt, stop the NT service, and then later to
restart the NT service before closing the command prompt window ?

David Chapman

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dale E. Reed Jr. []
> Sent: Thursday, August 26, 1999 4:11 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [RadiusNT] Debug mode safe when live ?
> David Chapman wrote:
> >
> > Running latest RadiusNT with it started as an NT service. A live
> environment
> > with maybe 20 requests per second.
> >
> > Is it safe to run up radius -x15 from a command prompt ?
> >
> > It appears to work OK, ie looking at task manager it hasn't started a
> second
> > copy and in the command prompt window you can see the requests coming
> > through and so can work out what's happening. When you have finished you
> can
> > control C and it says it's cleaned up - but you can also just close the
> > window, and start a second copy, and all the time this is going on it's
> > running as an NT service - a bit scary.
> >
> > We _think_ that when we have a debug window open we seem to have more
> > problems !
> If you are really getting 20 requests/second, that means you have to
> have
> < 50ms response times. The video display of debug mode probably adds
> 30ms
> latency at minimum to each request, depending on the level of debug.
> You
> should always stop the service before running RadiusNT in debug mode and
> only run one copy of RadiusNT. If you are not watching the debug,
> minimize
> the window, and the response time will be pretty close to when RadiusNT
> is
> running as a service.
> --
> Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT
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