[Users] Radius or SQL

Bogdan-Andrei Iancu bogdan at voice-system.ro
Wed Aug 3 10:58:47 CEST 2005

Hi Jayesh,

radius versus SQL - tough question :) - each has it's advantages and 
disadvantages. IMHO, SQL might be faster - RADIUS actually is more like 
a transport layer, hiding behind a storage engine (which may be a SQL). 
On the other hand, RADIUS is more flexible - more info may be packed in 
the radius replies (for example in an auth. reply).

about the second issue - set caching mode for DB (see 
http://www.openser.org/docs/modules/0.9.x/permissions.html#AEN170) and 
use the "trusted_reload" fifo command to reload from DB without restarting.


Jayesh Nambiar wrote:

> Hi Bogdan,
> Thanx for the information about using allow_trusted. It works fine. I 
> just wanted to clarify one thing, is using SQL more efficient or 
> Radius is better. I wanted to know performance wise. What would be the 
> overhead in both cases.
> one more thing, whenever we add a new IP address to the trusted table 
> openser needs to be restarted. Is there any alternative to this. Which 
> type of calls would be affected when we restart openser.
> please let me know some information about this.
> Thanx a lot.
> Jayesh
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