[c-nsp] Lightweight Radius Server for small installation and Windows

Thomas Braun thomas.braun at flashstudy.de
Wed May 6 07:05:28 EDT 2009


i use freeradius for the same installation on linux.
There is also a windows port of freeradius, it needs cygwin.
I haven't used it under windows, but under Linux you can do anything you 

Maybe you give it a try.

> a small company is planning to deploy client VPN using the Cisco VPN
> client and an 1841 in their office. They have 50 employees, about 15
> of them mobile, a couple of Windows 2003 servers (no virtualization
> yet) and are mostly an all-windows shop. They neither want their users
> to authenticate to the VPN via their Windows password (which, to my
> knowledge, rules out authenticating against the AD), nor do they want
> to use the cisco command line to generate the user accounts on the
> 1841 itself.
> Is there a lightweight, resource-easy Radius server for Windows which
> can be installed on one of the existing servers which has a clickable
> frontend for account management? It doesn't need to be end-user safe,
> the admins are going to manage the account, but they cringe at the
> thought of doing the "conf t; foo; copy running-config startup-config"
> dance.
> Just in case, in which price range do the "cheapest"
> one-time-password-token authentication schemes start for this user
> count?
> Any hints will be appreciated.
> Greetings
> Marc

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