radius-server timeout


radius-server timeout [<1-60>]

no radius-server timeout


Specifies the number of seconds to wait for a response from the RADIUS server before trying the next RADIUS server. If a value is not specified, a default value of 5 seconds is used. You can override this value with a fine-grained per server timeout configured for individual servers.

The no form of this command resets the RADIUS global authentication timeout to the default of 5 seconds.

Command context



timeout <1-60>

Specifies the timeout interval of 1 to 60 seconds. The default is 5 seconds.


Administrators or local user group members with execution rights for this command.


Setting the RADIUS server timeout:

switch(config)# radius-server timeout 10

Resetting the timeout for the RADIUS server to the default:

switch(config)# no radius-server timeout