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Re: Advice/resources for setting up TACACS server

  • From: Jeremy Hanmer
  • Date: Fri Nov 07 18:01:48 2008

We use tac_plus with good results:

On Nov 7, 2008, at 2:56 PM, Leslie wrote:

Do you have any suggestions for a free tacacs server which will run on linux ? I have so far been unable to find any and the tacacs+ source code hasn't been updated since around 2000


On Nov 7, 2008, at 2:43 PM, Eddy Martinez wrote:

I second the TACACS+

Thats what you want. Same effort for the most part, to implement.


On Nov 7, 2008, at 2:39 PM, Steven King wrote:

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)


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!


-- Steve King

Network Engineer - Liquid Web, Inc.
Cisco Certified Network Associate
CompTIA Linux+ Certified Professional
CompTIA A+ Certified Professional