Accounting VSAs

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Aug 12 02:56:57 CEST 2005

Wesley Spadola <wspadola at> wrote:
> I was wondering if it is possible to modify the accounting queries to 
> accept our own Vendor Specific Attributes. 

  Yes.  That's why they're text.

> my thinking was that if most of the attributes get %{} "escaped" and
> turned into "variables" that are inserted and modified, that VSAs
> would too.  Upon some testing, at least in my case, I have found
> that this isn't true.

  No... they don't get "escaped".  Read doc/variables.txt.  The %{}
syntax tells the server to replace %{foo} with the VALUE of attribute

> I find that the NAS sends many Vendor-Specific lines that 
> dictionary.ascend contains and FreeRADIUS therefore decodes, but I am 
> stumped as to how to include these in our queries.

  Edit the queries to include the names of the VSA's.

  Read the documentation.

  Alan DeKok.

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