FreeRadius on Ubuntu 18.04 – Service not starting!

Many people online are asking why the FreeRadius service isn’t starting on Ubuntu 14.04/16.04/18.04 and for some it’s just because the following directory is missing:



The solution at this time is the following:

Create the following file …

nano /etc/tmpfiles.d/radius.conf

… with the following content …

d /tmp/radiusd 0700 freerad freerad – –

… save and exit, then execute the following command …

systemd-tmpfiles –create

… reboot.


A bug report has been submitted here:

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