troubleshooting Question

Configuring cisco switch for local username and password failover when radius is not avialable

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I recently changed the configuration on a cisco 2950 to allow radius authentication, which worksw ell, but also what I thought would be failover to a local username and password incase of the radius server being unavailable.
Well I deployed the below configuration however when the switch couldn't talk to the radius server (I shut down the server) I was not allowed into the switch via telnet with either local or domain credentials, which is what I'm looking to happen. I need validate credentials against the radius server if it is available however if it is not available I need it to default to the local username and password.  Can someone take a look and see what I missed? I'm only including what I believe to be relevant.

aaa new-model
aaa authentication login default group radius
aaa authentication login console local
aaa authentication enable default enable
aaa authentication dot1x default group radius
aaa authorization network default group raidus
enable secret 5 *omitted*
username admin secret 5 *omitted*


radius-server host *omitted* auth-port 1812 acct-port 1813 key *omitted*
radius-server retransmit 3
radius-server timeout 4
radius-server deadtime 2
radius-server vsa send authentication
line con 0
 login authentication console
line vty 0 4
 password 7 *omitted*
 length 0
line vty 5 15

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