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NAME

       rlm_unix - FreeRADIUS Module

DESCRIPTION

       The  rlm_unix  module reads crypt(3) passwords from the system password
       file, and allows the server to use them for authentication.  The module
       also  provides  FreeRADIUS  an  interface  into a radwtmp file (used by
       "radlast") when added to the accounting section.

       The rlm_unix module does provides the functionality  for  "Auth-Type  =
       System".   The  module  should be listed in the "authenticate" section.
       Please see the default radiusd.conf shipped  with  the  server  for  an
       example of the correct usage of this module.

       As  of  FreeRADIUS  1.1.0,  the  module  no  longer  reads,  or  caches
       /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, or /etc/group.  If you wish  to  cache  those
       files,  see  rlm_passwd.   Most,  if not all, configurations should not
       need those files to be cached.

       The main configuration items to be aware of are:

       radwtmp
              The path to the system wtmp file to  be  used  for  keeping  the
              database of online users as read by the 'radlast' program.

CONFIGURATION

       modules {
         ...
         unix {
           radwtmp = ${logdir}/radwtmp
         }
         ...
       }

SECTIONS

       authentication, accounting

FILES

       /etc/raddb/radiusd.conf,

SEE ALSO

       radiusd(8), radiusd.conf(5), rlm_passwd(5), radlast(1)

AUTHORS

       Chris Parker, cparker@segv.org

                               17 February 2005                    rlm_unix(5)