The Unix Radius attributes

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Apr 29 19:32:33 CEST 2019

On Apr 29, 2019, at 1:06 PM, Full Name <nuncestbibendum at> wrote:
> Freeradius ships with a dictionary file named dictionary.unix, that contains the following attributes:

  Yes, we know.  There's no need to post configuration files to the list.

> Is the goal of this set of attributes to enable a Radius server to send back UID, GID, etc. information for a user that has been authenticated by the RADIUS server? If so, why use FTP in the name of the attributes? I mean, a Radius server will not be able to know whether the users being authenticated is accessing the target system via FTP, or some other service, right?

  IIRC, the dictionary was used by some FTP server ~20 years ago.  I don't think it's been used for anything since.

  And no, the *name* of the attribute is irrelevant.  It doesn't mean anything.

  Alan DeKok.

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