Archive for January, 2008

The wait was worth it.

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

We've been trying to release 2.0 of FreeRADIUS for a long time now. The 1.1.0 release stream started three years ago. This time last year, I was prepared to say that version 2.0 would be released “very soon”.

I was wrong.

But wow, what a difference those extra months have made. New features like unlang, and virtual servers make it almost… easy to configure the server. Many policies can now be created almost as fast as you can type them in. Complex interactions between policies can be avoided in many cases. It feels like a whole new product.

A number of people have been using pre-releases in production for the past few months, so we can say with confidence that it's stable, too. It has gone through a source code audit, and a formal scan, which means in addition to being stable, it's secure.

With the release of 2.0, it's feature set is simply better than any commercial or open source RADIUS server. It supports more EAP types, more databases, scales better, more flexible, is more widely used than anything else. That's a good place to be.