Radius server installation ---- Windows vs Linux

We are installing a radius server for many reasons.

We are wondering if someone could recommend a linux vs. windows install. We have up to date windows and linux server installs, so just wondering if there was specific advantages to one type of install over another.

Thanks
KoolandrewAsked:
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arnoldCommented:
please detail your question.
Windows NPS AD domain based user/computer credential exchange
linux has many freeradius, ....database backend mysql, postresql, etc.

What are your requirements? What is the intended use? Manage networking device access, VPN access, 802.1X system authentication to gain access to network resources?
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KoolandrewAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply.

We have a network that has about 15 servers in the core, and another 6 servers remote. We are mostly a telco service provider so we could use radius for many different situations.

1. Server passwords (linux and windows)
2. Web application passwords
3. Router passwords (about 25), wifi authentication
4. Customer user account passwords (web, sip) --over 1000
5. VPN access--to be deployed
6. Billing of CDR's --to be deployed
7. Billing of Data usage--to be deployed

We could deploy in a windows or linux environment, quickest and easiest and flexibility or the deciding factors
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arnoldCommented:
you might want to mix. I do not believe 1 and 2 are for radius overhead in converting ..........
aD/LDAP with Linux radius.  

The difficulty in saying for certain is the complexity of the different types,
Linux radius with LDAP/Ad as well as backend db for accounting records ........

You might to break your option based on whether the devices/components have builtin radius/aaa support which routers, switches, and telco components have.
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