FR Developer for hire: Adding Accounting support to the rlm_ldap module?

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu May 3 11:47:26 CEST 2012

Peter Lambrechtsen wrote:
> I was wanting to know if someone would be interested in being paid to
> add "accounting" support into the RLM_LDAP module.

  Just a note: I've been re-writing the LDAP module.  The code is *much*
better.  I should be able to make it public in a week or two.

  Adding accounting support to the existing module is something I'd
avoid.  The code has large amounts of duplication (e.g. eDir support).
Adding more code to that mess is a big problem.

> For this I am wanting when calling the ldap module during the
> "accounting" section so it can update/delete records in the LDAP
> directory based on the Acct-Status-Type and using a new field type into
> the ldap.attrmap.  Ideally I would be looking for when you get an
> accounting Start it adds or updates an attribute, for an Interim-Update
> also add/update and for a Stop then removes the attribute.

  That's probably not too hard.

> I've written this in Perl and it works reasonably well but it would be
> ideal to have this working inside ldap as then the custom perl code I
> wrote wouldn't be needed.  Below is the perl i've written.

  If it works in Perl, that's a good start.  I'm not sure adding it to
the LDAP module would make much difference in speed or flexibility.

> To get someone who is familiar with the freeradius code base and can
> write code which would be acceptable to be committed back into the
> mainline FR codebase as this should be code contributed back to the
> community. 

  That's always nice to hear. :)

> How much development effort would be required (x days?) and who would be
> interested in being paid (and how much) to do the work?

  If you can wait a bit, the new code base should make this work MUCH
easier to do.

  Alan DeKok.

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