Inconsistent behaviour with duplicate dictionary entries

Brian Candler B.Candler at
Thu Aug 2 12:42:05 CEST 2012

On Wed, Aug 01, 2012 at 03:59:39PM -0700, Alan DeKok wrote:
> Brian Candler wrote:
> > Anyway, this suggests to me that there may be two different code paths for
> > looking up attribute numbers to names; maybe they could be unified?
>   There's only one... dict_attrbyvalue().  It gets the name by looking
> up an attribute by value.
>   If you put the name in a file for input into "radtest", that name is
> used when printing the attribute.  After all, it's the name you told it
> to use.

In fact it was a reply attribute from the server, but I now understand what
you mean.  If mysql updates the reply packet with

     'Foo-Attribute', ':=', 'bar'

then then freeradius -X always shows Foo-Attribute because this is the
content of vp->name prior to encoding the packet.

Once it has been encoded, sent over the wire and decoded by radclient,
radclient will show the preferred dictionary name for that particular



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