Repeatable problem with Client-Shortname

Alan Buxey A.L.M.Buxey at
Thu Jun 23 20:32:44 CEST 2011

> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 06:04:33PM +0200, Alan DeKok wrote:
> > Brian Candler wrote:
> > > Here's a strange problem: the Client-Shortname attribute won't match a
> > > regexp unless it's inside a string expansion.  Simple example:
> > 
> >   It isn't a real attribute.  You can use real attributes by name.
> > "Fake" attributes like (insert list here), you need to use string expansion.
> What's the definition of "Fake" here? Client-IP-Address doesn't seem any
> more real...

Client-IP- Address is a standard RADIUS attribute.... client shortname is an internal
FreeRADIUS attribute... i guess thats what is meant by the above statement
(which is why client shortname is not populated from all SQL storage of NAS


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