radius



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NAME

       radius - nnrpd RADIUS password authenticator


SYNOPSIS

       radius [-h] [-f config]


DESCRIPTION

       radius is an nnrpd authenticator, accepting a username and password
       from nnrpd (given to nnrpd by a reader connection) and attempting to
       authenticate that username and password against a RADIUS server.  See
       readers.conf(5) for more information on how to configure an nnrpd
       authenticator.  It is useful for a site that already does user authen-
       tication via RADIUS and wants to authenticate news reading connections
       as well.

       By default, radius reads pathetc/radius.conf for configuration informa-
       tion, but a different configuration file can be specified with -f.  See
       radius.conf(5) for a description of the configuration file.


OPTIONS

       -f config
           Read config instead of pathetc/radius.conf for configuration infor-
           mation.

       -h  Print out a usage message and exit.


EXAMPLE

       The following readers.conf(5) fragment tells nnrpd to authenticate all
       connections using this authenticator:

           auth radius {
               auth: radius
               default: <FAIL>
               default-domain: example.com
           }

       "@example.com" will be appended to the user-supplied identity, and if
       RADIUS authentication failes, the user will be assigned an identity of
       "<FAIL>@example.com".


BUGS

       It has been reported that this authenticator doesn’t work with Ascend
       RADIUS servers, but does work with Cistron RADIUS servers.  It’s also
       believed to work with Livingston’s RADIUS server.  Contributions to
       make it work better with different types of RADIUS servers would be
       gratefully accepted.

       This code has not been audited against the RADIUS protocol and may not
       implement it correctly.


HISTORY

       The RADIUS authenticator was originally written by Aidan Cully.  This
       documentation was written by Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu>.

       $Id: radius.8,v 1.1 2002/12/03 03:29:19 rra Exp $


SEE ALSO

       nnrpd(8), radius.conf(5), readers.conf(5)

       RFC 2865, Remote Authentication Dial In User Service.



3rd Berkeley Distribution         2002-12-01                         RADIUS(8)

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