[RadiusNT] Re: RadiusNT Digest

Edsonet ( administrator@yellowhead.com )
Thu, 13 May 1999 08:25:26 -0600

RadiusNT uses a standard database. You can do anything you want to with the
data that it contains, and you can port it to any accounting system that
will allow it, or build your own. If your DOS accounting system allows for
import from a text based file, simply extract the information you need from
the RadiusNT database and build a text file.

J.A. Coutts
Systems Engineer
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At 12:01 AM 05/13/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>Subject: [RadiusNT] Long read
>From: "System Administrator" <sysadmin@nebi.com>
>Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 14:27:33 -0500
>Sorry for the length, but here goes:
>We are an ISP that is a sister company of a Long Distance, Cable,
>Advertising, and Paging companies. We all use the same billing software,
>which is a DOS-based piece of *^$&. The deal is this: right now we have
>Equinox SuperSerials, Ascend Max, Lucent Portmasters, and 3Com Total
>Controls all using their own software to authenticate back to an NT Domain.
>This is an administrative nightmare. I became aware of RadiusNT through
>another mailing list, and started doing research.
>I'm no DB expert, but I've got some background in design. Never used MS SQL
>before, but we have a copy that we can install. Emerald looks like the best
>way to go, but convincing the powers that be to ditch the old system for our
>company will be an uphill battle. Eventually, I'd like all WAN boxes to
>authenticate to one radius DB, with concurrency and accounting capabilities.
>Here's my question: what options do I have? As I said, Emerald looks like
>the best all around solution, but it's going to be tough to convince them to
>go with it. I know how to design a relational DB on paper well, and can
>design in Access. Can SQL be learned in a month? If not, what would
>someone charge to design a SQL DB to do the things I need it to?
>Justin Ellison
>Internet USA, LLC