Standardised JSON VP list format

Brian Candler B.Candler at
Fri Nov 11 00:13:38 CET 2011

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 09:59:02PM +0100, Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
> Why do you want to include reply items in the request body?

I can give you a concrete usage case for this.

You've built up a partial reply so far, by looking up attributes for a user
in some database.  Now you want to supplement that with a policy decision,
implemented by rlm_rest.

The policy says: if this user has a static IP address, then tunnel them to a
farm of static LNSes (unless the request was from one of those LNSes).

> Why do you want to include control items in the request body?

That one I don't have a case for, but the control list is sometimes a
convenient dumping ground for temporary variables. These could go in the
request list instead.

But I also think there is value in making the input and output JSON formats
identical.  If the reply can set attributes in control and reply lists, then
I think it's reasonable that the request should be able to carry those lists



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