Add radius server hostname to tickets

Alexander Clouter alex at
Fri Apr 10 00:00:45 CEST 2009

Alan DeKok <aland at> wrote:
> Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
>>>   Why not just statically configure the hostname in radiusd.conf?
>> Because that makes it harder to share identical configuration among
>> several servers?
>  <grumble>  I hate it when people affect my delusions with reality.
>  Ok... this is something which should be addressed.  The simplest thing
> maybe to update the configuration parser to allow it to environment
> variables, e.g. $HOSTNAME, or something similar.
Yeah, then instead of putting your customisations in the config file you 
are hacking something horrible like /etc/init.d/freeradius instead. :-/


> Suggestions?
Unsure how much of a ball-ache it would be but I would suggest a C-esque 
'static' RADIUS attribute that is primed in 'instantiate'[1]; don't make 
it read-only as someone might want to do something crazy and interesting 
with it.

Of course for logging which RADIUS server handled the result, I ask my 
central logging servers (in my case SQL) to automatically fill in a 
field with the SQL client's IP (I make it part of the table 
schema)...aka the RADIUS server logging a particular request.

Bah, maybe that's just how I roll my dice.


[1] people can then use 'exec' when priming to extract external stuff

Alexander Clouter
.sigmonster says: Q:	Why did the WASP cross the road?
                  A:	To get to the middle.

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