BUILDDBM(8)                  Cistron Radius Daemon                 BUILDDBM(8)

       builddbm -- build DBM file from RADIUS users file.


       This utility is used to build a DBM file (in DBM, NDBM or DB format)
       from the radius users file to save memory and increase speed.

       Usage of this utility is only encouraged if you have more than, say,
       2000 entries in the users file. Normally, radiusd reads the users file
       into memory at startup. With very large files this may cost too many
       resources and it may then be wiser to use a DBM file to save memory and
       speed up the server.

       The file format used is so that all semantics of the normal users file
       are preserved, in particular ordering, multiple entries with duplicate
       keys, and Fall-Through.

       Note that normally the radius server resolves hostnames into IP
       addresses just once when it starts up, but with a DBM users file it is
       done for each request. It's probably a good idea to use IP addresses
       directly instead of hostnames with attributes like Framed-IP-Address.

       radiusd(8), users(5rad).

       Miquel van Smoorenburg,

                                  09 Nov 2001                      BUILDDBM(8)