Anyone had any experience with cistron radius? I'm suffering some sort of
major magic weridy problem, if anyone has any ideas.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 17:24:51 +1200 (NZST)
From: Matt Camp <gargoyle(a)noise.net.nz>
Subject: Help! Cistron major failure in production!
I run a network of 4 cistron 1.6.3 servers on FreeBSD machines.
This afternoon, all 4 of them stopped responding. Its as like the radiusd
process isn't running. Neither our lucent NAS gear, radtest, or the
various people who have proxys pointed at our servers get any response at
The server logs, and console when running in -xxx mode show that the
server starts, and then is just waiting for connections.
Every 5 minutes, i propagate a new raddb/users file out from a central
host. This system has worked fine for around 18 months now.
On _ONE_ of the servers, if i restart it (totally. Kill and restart
radiusd), the log shows "Wed Jul 25 17:21:38 2001: Info: Starting -
reading configuration files ...", then there is nothing for approximately
4 minutes, after which it appears to process all the requests that have
been sent to it during that time. (of course, most of them actually fail
in reality since the NAS has long since dropped the call).
Then it will run fine, up until it detects a new users file, and reloads
the config files, at which point its back into total non-responsiveness
until i manually restart it.
This only works on one server. The other 3 don't come back at all, even
after a restart.
ANd they're all on the same config. (Which i rsync to them after making a
radtest tests from localhost which normally work fine just act exactly as
if the radiusd process isn't even running.
I've tried everything i can think of, including the microsoft approach of
power-cycling all machines involved. Load averages are normal, disk space
is fine. Heaps of memory available.
File descriptor loads seem ok, in that there are only around 100 or so
connections to each box in total. (for the other services they run)
Any ideas? This is urgent... I've got thousands customers who can't log in
To unsubscribe from nznog, send email to majordomo(a)list.waikato.ac.nz
where the body of your message reads: