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Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) require a username and password to be given on connection. Before access to the network is granted, this information is passed to a Network Access Server (NAS) device over the link-layer protocol and then to a RADIUS server over the RADIUS protocol. The RADIUS server checks that the information is correct using authentication schemes like PAP, CHAP or EAP. If accepted, the server will then authorize access to the ISP's system and select an IP address, L2TP parameters, etc.
RADIUS is also commonly used for accounting purposes so that the users can be billed accordingly.
radiusd-livingston for Debian ----------------------------- This is the Livingston/Lucent radiusd 2.1 with the following additions and changes: * Logging goes to /var/log/radiusd-livingston rather than /usr/adm/radacct. Configuration files in /etc/radiusd-livingston rather than /etc/raddb. (Debian Standards compliance) * Addition of an "Anonymous-Caller" attribute, which when set to "no more»
1999/6/23 RADIUS Server 2.1 Release Note The Lucent Remote Access RADIUS server 2.1 with support for RADIUS proxy, iPass roaming, and ActivCard is now available in binary form for the following platforms, and in source form. IBM RS6000 AIX 4.2 Alpha Digital UNIX 4.0 BSD/OS 3.0 HP-UX 10.20 Slackware Linux 2.0 Redhat Linux 5.2 SGI IRIX 6.3 SunOS 4.1.4 Solaris 2.5.1 Solaris x86 2.5.1 NOTE! T more»
5th July 2001 Horms (Simon Horman) <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> VA Linux Systems, Pty., Ltd. Mark Dowd <email@example.com> This package includes patches in response to a vulnerability published by Internet Security Systems, Inc. (http://www.iss.net) on the 5th July 2001, relating to buffer overflows. This patch addresses immediate risks raised by this vulnerability and is intended more»
RADTEST(1) RADTEST(1) NAME radtest - exampl more»
BUILDDBM(8) BUILDDBM(8) NAME builddbm - build more»
RADIUSD(8) RADIUSD(8) NAME radiusd - RADIUS more»
radiusd-livingston (2.1-20) unstable; urgency=low * Change to libdb-dev instead of libdb4.7-dev. more»
This is the Debian GNU/Linux prepackaged version of radiusd, an implementation of RADIUS (Remote Aut more»