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January 4, 2014

Installation Script For Dmasoftlab Radius Manager v.4 in Ubuntu




Following is an customized script to install DMASOFTLAB Radius Manager ver 4.0.4 / 4.1.x in Ubuntu 12.4 Server / 32bit. Just make sure you have same exact version as this script is specifically written and tested on 12.4/32bit.

The aim of writing this script was to save some time and efforts every time I put in the new RM installation. Since DMA doesn’t offer any official support forum (except for there email support which is valid for paid customers only) , so I thought it might be helpful for others by sharing this info 🙂


I know this is not a perfect script, it can be customized well as per the requirement, but still it does it’s job very nicely.

Suggestions are most welcome at  . . .
aacable AT hotmail  DOT com

Salam Alykum …
Syed Jahanzaib

Script Update Revision History:

1- —– forgot to make revision  from the beginning  😉
[ 7th January 2014 ]    Download URL changed to /files/rm_related
[ 7th January 2014 ]    MySQL user ‘conntrack’ variable fixed in MySQL section
[ 8th January, 2014]    O.S check for UBUNTU added
[ 8th January, 2014]    root user check added
[ 8th January, 2014]    Function added to remove previously downloaded files in /temp folder to avoid duplication
[ 8th January, 2014]    Internet and $URL availability check
[ 29th January, 2014] was down dueto quota limit, now added secondary link URL2 =
[28th July, 2014] Add rmpoller service to run at startup
[19th November, 2014]  Fixed captcha image not showing dueto tmpimages folder missing
[25 January, 2018]   Added new FTP hosting from where files will be download for the installation. Thanks to Mr, Rui / George.


1- Fresh Installation of UBUNTU SERVER EDITION 12.4 / 32bit Only

2- root password set to zaib1234 and when mysql installation ask, set password to zaib1234 , and for sure when every thing gets settle, change these passwords.

3- Internet access, for sure ; )

4- Valid License files provided by DMASOFTLAB , valid with your physical (or virtual) interface MAC address (Should be placed in /temp folder before running the script)

What components does this script add to the system ?

This script will install following in your system. (as per order nos.)

  • Download Radius Manager from an remote location (in temp folder), as per your choice between 4.0 and 4.1(choice menu offered right after execution of the script)
  • Update Ubuntu by apt-get update command
  • Install necessary components like mysql , apache2, php5,
  • Download and install dmasoftlab required components like libltd* , IONCUBE and add its entries in Apache’s php files
  • Download and compile freeradius-server-2.2.0-dma-patch-2 package
  • Add Radius & Conntrack DB in mysql suing CLI (Make sure your root password matched in variables section)
  • Extract Radius Manager Installation file & install it.
  • Restart Services like apache2, mysql, radius


1- Before accessing RM ACP , make sure you upload valid LICENSE files in /var/www/radiusmanager folder

2- Also make sure that when mysql asks you for password (during installation) set it to “zaib1234” , otherwise it will be a mess to change it later 🙂

How-to Execute The Script  !!

There are several ways to do it, one is explained below . . .

Create a new script

touch /
chmod +x /
nano /

the Script !

Now copy paste the following code.

# Version 1.3 / 9th November, 2014
# Syed Jahanzaib /
# DMASOFTLAB Radius Manager 4.0.4 / 4.1.x Automated Installation Script for Ubuntu 10/12 32bit Edition
# Some CORE installation part have been taken from the Original INSTALL.SH with some In-House Heavy modifications : )
# Last Modified - 25-JAN-2018 , added wget retries for weak internet links
# set -x
# Setting Variables . . . [JZ]

# MySQL ROOT Password , Change this variable according to your own setup if required. . . [[ JZ . . . ]]

# For RM & MYSQL . . . [[ JZ . . . ]]

osver=`cat /etc/issue |awk '{print $1}'`

# RM Installation Package Download URL , Change this variable according to your own setup , if required. . . [[ JZ . . . ]]

# Colors Config . . . [[ JZ . . . ]]

# OS checkup for UBUNTU
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Checking OS version, as it must be Ubuntu in order to Continue . Syed Jahanzaib / .$COL_RESET"
if [[ $osver == Ubuntu ]]; then
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Ubuntu is installed with following information fetched. $COL_RESET"
lsb_release -a
sleep 3
echo -e "$COL_RED Sorry, it seems your Linux Distribution is not UBUNTU . Exiting ...$COL_RESET"
exit 1

# Make sure only root can run our script / Checking if user is root, otherwise exit with error [[Jz]]
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Verifying if you are logged in with root priveleges . . .$COL_RESET" 1>&2
if [ "$(id -u)" != "0" ]; then
echo -e "$COL_RED This script must be run as root, switch to root now . . .$COL_RESET" 1>&2
exit 1
echo -e "$COL_GREEN OK - You are logged in with root ID, Ok to proceed further . . .!! $COL_RESET"

# Temporary Folder where all software will be downloaded . . . [[ JZ . . . ]]

# Checking if /temp folder is previously present or not . . .
if [ ! -d "/temp" ]; then
echo -e "$COL_RED /temp folder not found, Creating it so all downloads will be placed here . . . $COL_RESET"
mkdir /temp
echo -e "$COL_GREEN /temp folder is already present , so no need to create it, Proceeding further . . . $COL_RESET"

cd /$temp

# Clearing Old downloads in /temp to avoid DUPLICATIONS . . .
echo -e "$COL_RED Clearing Old downloads in /temp to avoid DUPLICATIONS . . . $COL_RESET"

rm -fr /temp/radiusmanager*.*
rm -fr /temp/freeradius*.*
rm -fr /temp/libltd*.*
rm -fr /temp/ioncube*.*
sleep 5

# Checking IF $rmurl is accessible m if YES then continue further , otherwise EXIT the script with ERROR ! [[ JZ .. . .]]
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Checking if $rmurl is accessible in order to proceed further. . .!! $COL_RESET"
cd /temp
wget --retry-connrefused --waitretry=1 --read-timeout=20 --timeout=15 -t 0 -q $rmurl/rm4.txt
if [ ! -f /temp/rm4.txt ]; then
echo -e "$COL_RED ERROR: Unable to contact $rmurl, or possibly internet is not working or your IP is in black list at destination server !! $COL_RESET"
echo -e "$COL_RED ERROR: Please check manual if $rmurl is accessible or not or if it have required files, JZ !! $COL_RESET"
exit 0
rm -fr /temp/rm4.txt
sleep 6


# Selection choice menu of RM version 4.0 or 4.1
echo -e "$COL_GREEN ########################################### $COL_RESET"
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Select the type of your operating system: $COLRESET"
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Syed Jahanzaib / $COLRESET"
echo -e "$COL_GREEN ########################################### $COL_RESET"
echo "1. Radius Manager 4.0.4"
echo "2. Radius Manager 4.1.0"
echo -n "Choose an option: [1] "

read rmver
if [ -z "$rmver" ]; then
case $rmver in
1 ) echo "Selected RM version is: 4.0.4 [Old]"

# Download radius manager 4.0.4 in $temp folder
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Downloading RADIUS MANAGER 4.0.4 package from INTERNET . Sleeping for 5 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"

sleep 3
# Updating apt-get , to avoid update/install errors for 12.4 ONLY
# Update UBUNTU FIRST . . . [[ JZ . . . ]]
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Updating UBUNTU . Sleeping for 5 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get update --fix-missing
sudo apt-get update
# Downloading Radius Manager Package
wget --retry-connrefused --waitretry=1 --read-timeout=20 --timeout=15 -t 0 $rmurl/$defver
2 ) echo "Selected RM version is: 4.1.0 [Latest]"
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Downloading RADIUS MANAGER 4.1.0 package from INTERNET . Sleeping for 5 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"

echo .
sleep 5

# Download radius manager 4.1.0 in $temp folder
wget --retry-connrefused --waitretry=1 --read-timeout=20 --timeout=15 -t 0 $rmurl/$defver
* ) echo "Invalid selection. Installation aborted."

# Checking IF RM installation file have been downloaded. if YEs continue further , otherwise EXIT the script with ERRO ! [[ JZ .. . .]]
if [ ! -f /$temp/$defver ]; then
echo .
echo -e "$COL_RED ERROR: RM Installation File could not be download or found in /$temp/$defver ! ZAIB - $COL_RESET"
exit 0

# Installing required components for RM . . . [[ JZ . . . ]]
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Installing components like MYSQL , PHP etc . Sleeping for 5 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"
sleep 3
apt-get --force-yes -y install mc wget rcconf make gcc mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient15-dev libperl-dev curl php5 php5-mysql php5-cli php5-curl php5-mcrypt php5-gd php5-snmp apache2

# While installing above components , it may ask for mysql password, use same password as you have used before . . . [[ JZ . . . ]]
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Installing LIB packages . Sleeping for 5 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"
sleep 5
cd /$temp
wget --retry-connrefused --waitretry=1 --read-timeout=20 --timeout=15 -t 0 $rmurl/libltdl3_1.5.24-1ubuntu1_i386.deb
wget --retry-connrefused --waitretry=1 --read-timeout=20 --timeout=15 -t 0 $rmurl/libltdl3-dev_1.5.24-1ubuntu1_i386.deb
dpkg -i libltdl3_1.5.24-1ubuntu1_i386.deb
dpkg -i libltdl3-dev_1.5.24-1ubuntu1_i386.deb

# IONCUBE Installation:
# Now Download ioncube library and add it to php . . . [[ JZ . . . ]]
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Installing IONCUBE . Sleeping for 5 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"
sleep 5

wget --retry-connrefused --waitretry=1 --read-timeout=20 --timeout=15 -t 0 $rmurl/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz

# Checking if IONCUBE installation file have been downloaded. if YEs continue further , otherwise EXIT the script with ERROR ! [[ JZ .. . .]]
if [ ! -f /$temp/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz ]; then
echo .
exit 0

tar xvf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz
mkdir /usr/local/ioncube
cd /$temp/ioncube
cp -fr * /usr/local/ioncube/

# Now Add the appropriate ionCube loader to your php.ini . . . [JZ]
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Adding iONCUBE in PHP . Sleeping for 5 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"
sleep 5
echo "zend_extension=/usr/local/ioncube/" >> /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
echo "zend_extension=/usr/local/ioncube/" >> /etc/php5/cli/php.ini

cd /$temp
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Downloading FREERADiUS 2.2.20-dma-patch-2 package . Sleeping for 5 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"
sleep 5
wget --retry-connrefused --waitretry=1 --read-timeout=20 --timeout=15 -t 0 $rmurl/freeradius-server-2.2.0-dma-patch-2.tar.gz

# Checking if FREERADIUS is downloaded, just to make sure internet is working ,IF NOT, EXIT the script with ERROR ! [[ JZ .. . .]]
if [ ! -f /$temp/freeradius-server-2.2.0-dma-patch-2.tar.gz ]; then
echo .
echo -e "$COL_RED ERROR: COULD NOT DOWNLOAD FREERADIUS 2.2.20-dma-patch-2, possible INTERNET is not Working !!! EXITING . . . Syed Jahanzaib $COL_RESET"
exit 0

echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Compiling FREERADIUS . Sleeping for 3 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"
sleep 3
mv freeradius-server-2.2.0-dma-patch-2.tar.gz freeradius-server-2.2.0-dma-patch-2.tar
tar xvf freeradius-server-2.2.0-dma-patch-2.tar
cd freeradius-server-2.2.0/

### Now proceed with the compilation of FREERAIDUS , applicable for all
make install

# Set the correct ownership on FreeRadius configuration files
chown $httpuser /usr/local/etc/raddb
chown $httpuser /usr/local/etc/raddb/clients.conf

# ================================================================
# Creating MySQL databases with MySQL command line tool . . . [JZ]
# ================================================================
# ** FROM CLI ** . . . [JZ]
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN adding RADIUS user & DB in MYSQL . syed jahanzaib. Sleeping for 5 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"
sleep 1
mysql -u $SQLUSER -p$SQLPASS -e "create database radius";
mysql -u $SQLUSER -p$SQLPASS -e "create database conntrack";
mysql -u $SQLUSER -p$SQLPASS -e "CREATE USER '$myusr_rad'@'$radhost' IDENTIFIED BY '$mypsw_radius';"
mysql -u $SQLUSER -p$SQLPASS -e "CREATE USER '$myusr_cts'@'$radhost' IDENTIFIED BY '$mypsw_cts';"
mysql -u $SQLUSER -p$SQLPASS -e "GRANT ALL ON radius.* TO radius@$radhost;"
mysql -u $SQLUSER -p$SQLPASS -e "GRANT ALL ON conntrack.* TO conntrack@$radhost;"
# Check if $DB (in this case radius ) is accessible or not, if NOT, then exit the script
RESULT=`mysql -u $SQLUSER -p$SQLPASS --skip-column-names -e "SHOW DATABASES LIKE '$RADIUSDB'"`
if [ "$RESULT" == "$RADIUSDB" ]; then
echo "-$DB database exist OK. Proceeding further ..."
echo "-$DB database does not exist! Probably either mysql not accessible or wrong credentials provided. Re run the script (by zaib)"
exit 1
# Time to Install RADIUS MANAGER 4.x.x . . . [JZ]
# ===============================================

cd /$temp
tar zxvf $defver
cd /$temp/$defverdir
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Starting RADIUS MANAGER install script . Sleeping for 3 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"
sleep 3

echo "Radius Manager installer $defver for Ubuntu ONLY ****" [ JZ ]
echo "Copyright 2004-2012, DMA Softlab LLC"
echo "All right reserved."
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN (Use CTRL+C to abort any time) . Sleeping for 3 Seconds . . (Press CTRL+C to stop any time) $COL_RESET"
sleep 3

# copy web content
echo Copying Radius Manager WEB content to $wwwpath/radiusmanager
cp -fr www/radiusmanager $wwwpath

# rename .dist files
# Zaib / copy paypal cfg file so that user.php may not be missed
mv $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/payfast_cfg.php.dist $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/payfast_cfg.php
mv $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/paypal_cfg.php.dist $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/paypal_cfg.php
mv $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/netcash_cfg.php.dist $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/netcash_cfg.php
mv $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/authorizenet_cfg.php.dist $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/authorizenet_cfg.php
mv $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/dps_cfg.php.dist $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/dps_cfg.php
mv $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/2co_cfg.php.dist $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/2co_cfg.php

# set ownership and permissions

chown $httpuser $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config
chown $httpuser $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/system_cfg.php
chown $httpuser $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/paypal_cfg.php
chown $httpuser $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/netcash_cfg.php
chown $httpuser $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/authorizenet_cfg.php
chown $httpuser $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/dps_cfg.php
chown $httpuser $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/2co_cfg.php
#chown $httpuser $wwwpath/radiusmanager/tmpimages
chown $httpuser $wwwpath/radiusmanager/tftpboot
chmod 600 $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/system_cfg.php
chmod 600 $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/paypal_cfg.php
chmod 600 $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/netcash_cfg.php
chmod 600 $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/authorizenet_cfg.php
chmod 600 $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/dps_cfg.php
chmod 600 $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/2co_cfg.php
chmod 644 $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/docsis_keyfile
chmod 644 $wwwpath/radiusmanager/config/docsis_template

# Adding tmpimage folder for CAPTCHA images (Zaib)
mkdir /var/www/radiusmanager/tmpimages
chown $httpuser $wwwpath/radiusmanager/tmpimages

# chmod and copy binaries

echo "Copying binaries to /usr/local/bin"
chmod 755 bin/rm*
cp -fr bin/rm* /usr/local/bin

echo "Copying rootexec to /usr/local/sbin"
cp -fr bin/rootexec /usr/local/sbin
chmod 4755 /usr/local/sbin/rootexec

# chmod and copy radiusmanager.cfg

echo "Copying radiusmanager.cfg to /etc"
cp -fr etc/radiusmanager.cfg /etc
chown root /etc/radiusmanager.cfg
chmod 600 /etc/radiusmanager.cfg

# create or upgrade tables

echo "Creating MySQL tables ..."
mysql -h $radhost -u $myusr_rad -p$mypsw_radius radius < sql/radius.sql
mysql -h $radhost -u $myusr_cts -p$mypsw_cts conntrack < sql/conntrack.sql

# create rmpoller service
echo "Enabling rmpoller service at boot time ..."
cp -fr rc.d/rmpoller /etc/init.d
chown root.root /etc/init.d/rmpoller
chmod 755 /etc/init.d/rmpoller
update-rc.d rmpoller defaults 99

# create rmconntrack service
echo "Enabling rmconntrack service at boot time"
cp -fr rc.d/rmconntrack /etc/init.d
chown root.root /etc/init.d/rmconntrack
chmod 755 /etc/init.d/rmconntrack
update-rc.d rmconntrack defaults 99

# copy radiusd init script
echo "Enabling radiusd service at boot time"
chmod 755 rc.d/debian/radiusd
cp -fr rc.d/debian/radiusd /etc/init.d
update-rc.d radiusd defaults 99

# copy logrotate script
echo "Copying logrotate script"
cp -fr etc/logrotate.d/radiusd /etc/logrotate.d/radiusd
# copy cron job script
echo "Copying cronjob script"
cp -fr etc/cron/radiusmanager /etc/cron.d/radiusmanager
chmod 644 /etc/cron.d/radiusmanager

# comment out the old style cron job
sed -i 's/02\ 0\ \*\ \*\ \*\ root\ \/usr\/bin\/php/#2\ 0\ \*\ \*\ \*\ root\ \/usr\/bin\/php/g' /etc/crontab

# replace strings in cfg files for Debian
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Setting Debina base WWW dir in configuration files . . .!$COL_RESET"
sed -i 's/var\/lib\/mysql\/mysql.sock/var\/run\/mysqld\/mysqld.sock/g' /etc/radiusmanager.cfg
sed -i 's/var\/www\/html/var\/www/g' /etc/radiusmanager.cfg
sed -i 's/var\/www\/html/var\/www/g' /etc/cron.d/radiusmanager
sed -i 's/var\/www\/html/var\/www/g' /var/www/radiusmanager/config/system_cfg.php

# set permission on raddb files
echo "Setting permission on raddb files"
chown $httpuser /usr/local/etc/raddb
chown $httpuser /usr/local/etc/raddb/clients.conf

echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Radius manager Installation complete! copying license files ... $COL_RESET"

# Now copy the two license files (that you receive from DMASOFTLAB) in /var/www/radiusmanager . . . [JZ]
#cp -fr lic.txt /var/www/radiusmanager/
#cp -fr mod.txt /var/www/radiusmanager/

echo .
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN Re-Starting Apache2, Radius and mySQL Service$COL_RESET"
echo .
service radiusd start
service apache2 restart
service mysql restart
echo .
echo .
echo .
echo .
echo .
echo -e "$COL_GREEN All Done. Please copy the license files in /var/www/radiusmanager folder and then access ADMIN panel via http://yourip/radiusmanager/admin.php $COL_RESET"
echo -e "$COL_GREEN RM Installation script by SYED JAHANZAIB / $COL_RESET"

Save & Exit …

Execute the script !


After the script ends, do make sure that you don’t see Error’s  during the installation. That’s why I have added 3-5 Seconds delay in each section so you can view the results.

Now UPLOAD your valid License into /var/www/radiusmanager (if you have not done it already). Now Try to access RM ACP via browser by


If you get blank page, then use tail command to view Apache error log , example

tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log

OR more specifically

tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log |grep lic

If you see any error like showed in the image below . . . (for not valid license), then make sure your license files are valid for right version and with the right mac address interface.


Radius Manager Patch 5 (4.1.5)

To deploy Radius Manager Patch 5 (4.1.5) , Kindly see the following Link

If you want to go faster , just paste these in terminal ,,, (its for DMA RM 4.1.5 patch)

mkdir /temp
cd /temp
tar zxvf /temp/radiusmanager-4.1-cumulative_patch.tgz
cd /temp/radiusmanager-4.1-cumulative_patch/
cp -vrf www/radiusmanager/* /var/www/radiusmanager
chmod 755 bin/rm*
service rmpoller stop
cp bin/* /usr/local/bin
cp raddb/acct_users /usr/local/etc/raddb
chmod 640 /usr/local/etc/raddb/acct_users
chown root.root /usr/local/etc/raddb/acct_users
service radiusd restart
service rmpoller start


TIP#1: Clone MAC Address:

touch /etc/
chmod +x /etc/
nano /etc/

and paste following, then save & exit. To run it on every system startup, you can add this /etc/ in /etc/rc.local

# Very Basic Level of Firewall with Fake MAC address support
# To support x/x/x.x.x.x.xx.x
# Script by Syed Jahanzaib
# 21-FEB-2016

iptables -F
iptables -X
iptables -t nat -F
iptables -t nat -X
iptables -t mangle -F
iptables -t mangle -X

# Adding FAKE interface for XXX
ip link add link eth0 address 00:0C:29:XX:XX:XX eth0.1 type macvlan
ifconfig eth0.1 up
ifconfig eth0.1 netmask
service apache2 restart

TIP#2: Block access to radiusmanager folder listing [ disable directory browsing]

If you want to Disable Browsing on every folder inside /var/www/ then Edit following file

nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/default

& Change the Options

‘Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews’
‘Options FollowSymLinks MultiViews’

(means Remove the Indexes word which allows directory listing).
and restart apache2 service by

service apcahe2 restart


Syed Jahanzaib

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