Advice/resources for setting up TACACS server

Steven King sking at
Fri Nov 7 22:39:14 UTC 2008

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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