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Linux users can easily install from an RPM binary package. Prerequisite is Perl 5.8.8 or better and Digest-MD5 version 2.02 or better, which are both installed by default in most recent Linux versions.

Procedure

To install Radiator:
  1. Log in as root.
  2. Install the package.
    rpm -Uvh Radiator-x.yy-z.noarch.rpm
  3. Start the server.
    /etc/init.d/radiator start
  4. Test authentication.
    radpwtst
  5. Edit /etc/radiator/radius.cfg to suit your site and needs. This reference manual describes the options and parameters.
The RPM package will arrange for Radiator to start automatically each time you reboot your Linux host. Systemd users may want to see goodies/radiator.service for an alternative startup method. By default, it creates the following directories:
  • /etc/radiator/
  • /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/Radius/
  • /var/log/radius/
  • /usr/share/doc/packages/Radiator-x.yy/
You can find documentation, additional dictionaries, and the goodies collection in /usr/share/doc/packages/Radiator-x.yy.