(RADIATOR) Tacacs spawning extra processes

Hugh Irvine hugh at open.com.au
Mon Apr 9 20:00:40 CDT 2007

Hello Matt -

We will need to see a copy of your configuration file and a trace 4  
debug showing what is happening.

We will also need to see a copy of your startup script and any other  
relevant information like process lists and so on.

Radiator will only start additional processes if configured to do so,  
such as by the use of "Fork". It is also possible that your startup  
script is doing this.



On 10 Apr 2007, at 09:56, Matt wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm running Radiator 3.16 in a FreeBSD 6.1 Jail.   I'm using  
> ServerTACACSPLUS with a bunch of Cisco routers doing Tacacs auth.   
> All seems to work well except for a few times a day, a new Radiator  
> process is spawned running as operator.   Over time, more and more  
> are spawned chewing up more and more memory.  If this goes  
> unchecked the systems resources are starved and things go rapidly  
> down hill.
> My config is very basic, based on the goodies example.
> Our second server configured in much the same way does not behave  
> in this manner.
> Really the main difference between the two servers is what routers  
> are Authing too them.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Matt Naismith
> OntheNet


Have you read the reference manual ("doc/ref.html")?
Have you searched the mailing list archive (www.open.com.au/archives/ 
Have you had a quick look on Google (www.google.com)?
Have you included a copy of your configuration file (no secrets),
together with a trace 4 debug showing what is happening?
Have you checked the RadiusExpert wiki:

Radiator: the most portable, flexible and configurable RADIUS server
anywhere. Available on *NIX, *BSD, Windows, MacOS X.
Includes support for reliable RADIUS transport (RadSec),
and DIAMETER translation agent.
Nets: internetwork inventory and management - graphical, extensible,
flexible with hardware, software, platform and database independence.
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