Advice/resources for setting up TACACS server

Dominic J. Eidson sauron at the-infinite.org
Fri Nov 7 17:03:14 CST 2008


It's not free, but I want to praise Radiator
(http://www.open.com.au/radiator/) as a great radius/tacacs+ server.

(I have previously battled both with freeradius and openradius.)


  - d.


On Fri, 7 Nov 2008, Leslie wrote:

> Do you have any suggestions for a free tacacs server which will run on linux 
> ? I have so far been unable to find any and the tacacs+ source code hasn't 
> been updated since around 2000
>
> Leslie
>
> On Nov 7, 2008, at 2:43 PM, Eddy Martinez wrote:
>
>> I second the TACACS+
>> 
>> Thats what you want. Same effort for the most part, to implement.
>> 
>> Eddy
>> 
>> On Nov 7, 2008, at 2:39 PM, Steven King wrote:
>> 
>> > I disagree with the RADIUS suggestion. TACACS+ is a much more secure
>> > protocol. It encrypts the packet contents and has a more secure
>> > handshake procedure.
>> > 
>> > Leslie wrote:
>> > > The best answer actually does seem to be to use freeradius instead of
>> > > tacacs, so I will probably go with that (though if anyone has any good
>> > > tips on freeradius, please, let me know)
>> > > 
>> > > Leslie
>> > > 
>> > > On Nov 7, 2008, at 1:30 PM, Leslie wrote:
>> > > 
>> > > > Hi --
>> > > > 
>> > > > We are currently trying to set up a TACACS server for authentication
>> > > > to our network gear and have it run on suse linux hosts.  Does anyone
>> > > > have any advice/good webpages or guides regarding this?
>> > > > 
>> > > > Thank you very much in advance!
>> > > > 
>> > > > Leslie
>> > > 
>> > > 
>> > 
>> > -- 
>> > Steve King
>> > 
>> > Network Engineer - Liquid Web, Inc.
>> > Cisco Certified Network Associate
>> > CompTIA Linux+ Certified Professional
>> > CompTIA A+ Certified Professional
>> > 
>> > 
>> 
>

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