(RADIATOR) Handler or Realm
hugh at open.com.au
Mon Jun 30 20:06:02 CDT 2003
Hello Bret, Hello Herman -
As Bret says, Realms are a subset of Handlers, but they are also much
more efficient. A Realm is selected by doing a table lookup on the
specified string, whereas the list of Handlers is evaluated in the
order that they appear in the configuration file. In both cases the
first match is the only match.
In general, a simple configuration based on Realms is very easy to
understand and very efficient.
It is certainly true that Handlers are far more flexible, but you
probably don't want hundreds of Handlers in your configuration file.
In Herman's case, I generally suggest using Identifiers in the Client
clauses and Handlers to suit:
# define Client clauses
# define Handlers
<Handler Client-Identifier = SomeTag>
<Handler Client-Identifier = AnotherTag>
On Tuesday, Jul 1, 2003, at 04:14 Australia/Melbourne, Bret Jordan
> Use handlers, never use realms.. Handlers can do everything that
> realms can do and more.
> Herman verschooten wrote:
>> I am now using Radiator with a single default-realm for 4 different
>> Client-sets. I use a rewrite username to strip off the realm if a
>> client provides it. I now want to split the authentication to be
>> able to use 2 separate Online-algorithms. What do you propose I use,
>> A Handler or 2 different realms with a default-realm in the
>> client-clause? Or can a handler trigger on the client used?
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NB: have you included a copy of your configuration file (no secrets),
together with a trace 4 debug showing what is happening?
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