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Date:      Tue, 1 Oct 1996 16:57:07 -0400 (EDT)
From:      FreeBSD Mailing List Recieving Account <>
To:        "Christopher H. Taylor" <>
Cc:        FreeBSD ISP <>,
Subject:   Re: Portmaster dillema!
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In-Reply-To: <>

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I have the same setup here. Running FreeBSD 2.1.5 with Portmasters
among other demonic components... :)

You might want to look into Radius for authentication, especially if your 
user table gets to be around 200 or more. Radius runs on your FreeBSD 
server and uses udp ports for authentication. You can check out more info 
on it at Livingston's web site.

If you want, you can set it up to user the /etc/passwd file, or in this 
case, the /etc/master.passwd file for verification, but you still will 
have to add the usernames to the radius users file.

A lot better than user tables. Never bothered to read up on the in.pmd 
daemon though. 

Hope this helps,

On Mon, 30 Sep 1996, Christopher H. Taylor wrote:

> Hi all,
> I just started my ISP, using FreeBSD-2.1.5..... I got my Portmaster, and 
> configured everything properly. However, I noticed that another local ISP 
> running SunOS, has something calld in.pmd - portmaster daemon. I can't 
> seem to figure out how to use it with FreeBSD, or the importance of it 
> for that matter! It says I can only use it  with SunOS or Linux. Now, it 
> hasn't been a problem, but am I supposed to be adding all of my users into
> the Portmaster user table? I figured the portmaster would read my  
> /etc/passwd database, but I guess not! This is getting to be a pain 
> adding new users to my passwd table, then to the portmaster user table! 
> Isn't there a limit on  the amount of users I can have in the table? What
> if I get another  Portmaster, will I have to add all of the users from the
> first one, into that one too?
> TIA for any help anybody can give me!
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