(RADIATOR) Translating response attributes per NAS technology

Hugh Irvine hugh at open.com.au
Wed Jul 17 18:28:36 CDT 2002

Hello Claudio -

There is an example of how to do this in the file "goodies/hooks.txt".

Two hooks are used, a StartupHook to load some definitions, and a 
PostAuthHook to translate the reply attributes.



At 18:45 -0300 17/7/02, Claudio Lapidus wrote:
>Hi all,
>We have NASes of different brands (Cisco and Lucent, might be a 
>third in the future) and they are intermixed in the network, i.e. 
>any call can go to any NAS. Then we proxy the request to a remote 
>radius, which is responsible for authenticate the end user, but is 
>unaware of the technology of the particular box. This remote radius 
>can include in its response additional attributes specifying 
>different services, for example IP filters or DNS assignments, etc.
>The problem is that we need to define a certain dictionary for this 
>remote radius to communicate its 'extended' services. Perhaps Ascend 
>is most classic selection here, I think. But then I'll need to 
>translate these attributes into whatever technology-specific 
>dictionary needed with that particular NAS. Is there a direct way to 
>accomplish this? I have reviewed the manual and couldn't find 
>nothing. I can imagine the code of a post-auth hook for this job, 
>but I would prefer a more standard way, if there were such a thing.
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