10.3 Other Things RADIUS
There are various other
"mini-facets" of RADIUS that I
haven't touched on in this book. This section is
designed to point you to alternative RADIUS
servers, special RADIUS tools that are available to help you with
your deployment and day-to-day operation, and various documents that
may assist you in learning more about RADIUS.
10.3.1 Other RADIUS Servers
There are several available RADIUS servers:
- Cistron RADIUS
Written by Miquel van Smoorenburg, this server has become widely used
in the free-software community. It is completely constructed from the
original Livingston source. http://www.radius.cistron.nl
This server is—you guessed it!—another Cistron
server-based RADIUS implementation, although unlike the other
variants a lot of the code has been rewritten. The server has a
rewrite configuration file that is very convenient.
This server is a variant of the Cistron server. It includes such
added features as support for the MySQL database and a front end in
interactive HTML. http://radius.innercite.com
- Navis Access
Lucent's server is an extremely flexible,
expandable, and scalable RADIUS server—but it is a commercial
This server is a completely new implementation with a foundation in
the "modular" mind-set, in which
all program functionality is based on plug-in code that is completely
under the control of the administrator. http://www.xs4all.nl/~evbergen/openradius-index.html
This is an effort to write a RADIUS implementation in Perl. This
effort seems to be another "me-too"
effort: that is, the developers are writing the code merely to say
they have written the code. I see no useful benefit from this
distribution and, apparently, its development has recently gone on
Another RADIUS server, this is written in Perl and is designed for
use in smaller implementations.
- Steel Belted RADIUS
From Funk Software, this is a commercial product that runs on Windows
- VOP RADIUS
From VOP Software, this is another commercially-available
Windows-based RADIUS server.
Another Cistron server deviate, XtRADIUS supports extensions for
running external programs for accounting or authentication.
- YARD RADIUS
This server is derived from the open sources of Livingston RADIUS
Server Version 2.1. It has better configuration support and extended
10.3.2 RADIUS Tools
The following tools may prove useful
you as you
administer your RADIUS implementation.