Custom Reply Attribute Ranges

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Jul 5 22:50:58 CEST 2005

Chey <chey.smith at> wrote:
>    I am using some custom attributes in my reply packet but I am a
> little confused. According to the
> /usr/local/share/freeradius/dictionary file it states that "ranges
> 500-999 are server-side attributes which can go in the reply list."

> Based on my tests it seems the ranges for reply attributes is only
> 0-255.

  The "server-side" attributes are ones used internally by FreeRADIUS.
They do not go into packets.

> I guess my question is, what are the ranges I can use for custom
> attributes that FreeRadius will actually send in a reply?

  You want to use vendor-specific attributes.  See the "dictionary.*"

  You do NOT want to define your own attributes with numbers 0-255.
You will cause yourself no end of trouble.

> Depending on the answer to that question...Is there a problem with the
> documentation in the dictionary file?


  Alan DeKok.

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