radius - nnrpd RADIUS password authenticator


   radius [-h] [-f config]


   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
   authentication via RADIUS and wants to authenticate news reading
   connections as well.

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


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

   -h  Print out a usage message and exit.


   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 fails, the user will be assigned an identity of


   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.


   The RADIUS authenticator was originally written by Aidan Cully.  This
   documentation was written by Russ Allbery <eagle@eyrie.org>.

   $Id: radius.pod 9940 2015-09-04 12:58:15Z iulius $


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


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