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Re: TACACS or Radius daemon on Linux

  • From: Dean Anderson
  • Date: Tue Oct 19 18:57:44 1999

I'm not currently running Radius on linux, but I expect there are several possibilities that will run fine under linux.  A good list was just posted here several days ago.

You certainly don't want to be putting accounts on each box, especially if you have more than one.  

Your cisco's will do both tacacs and radius.  Somehow, Radius seems to have beaten out tacacs in popularity though.

Also, you might want to consider using RADIUS for accounting instead of syslog or none at all.


Around 03:49 PM 10/19/1999, rumor has it that said:
>We are an ISP running several Cisco 2500s, 5200s, and 5300s as access 
>servers.  Currently we are entering each user into each box.
>We are looking to set up a Red Hat Linux machine as either a TACACS or
>Radius server to centrally validate all our users.
>Does anyone have any experience running a TACACS or Radius daemon
>on Linux?  Where is a good place to find a Linux TACACS or Radius 
>I heard that although TACACS is a Cisco product, Radius has more 
>accounting and statistics capability, runs well on Linux, and will 
>validate for Ciscos.
>Any help would appreciated.
           Plain Aviation, Inc        

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