change of behaviour on 2.2.1

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at
Wed Sep 25 09:38:03 CEST 2013

On 25 Sep 2013, at 08:29, srua1 at wrote:

> Hello,
> We have a custom module we have been using for a while on radius 2.2.0. I
> yesterday compiled it against 2.2.1 and it behaved differently as it used
> to do with the previous version. Specifically around handling of returned
> from authorisation module, and I was wondering if something have changed
> in this version of freeradius or I made a mistake somewhere.
> Our module under 2.2.0 and previous versions when dealing with an
> authorisation request that does not require authentication it would return
> RLM_MODULE_HANDLED. This would result in the authentication request
> terminating with the reply  back to the clients. Under 2.2.1 however what
> it has been observed is that it still drops to authentication which
> results in incorrect handling of the request.
> Is this something it has changed between versions or am I doing something
> which shouldn't have worked in the first place? If the latter is this the
> comment in the header file incorrect or misleading?
> RLM_MODULE_HANDLED, /* the module handled the request, so stop. */

It seems there are issues with the return code logic in 2.2.1.

Have you tried explicitly setting 

<module> {
	handled = return


It may just be the actions/priorities aren't being inherited correctly from
the parent section.

Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at>
FreeRADIUS Development Team

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