Acct-Type and MySQL

Nicolas Baradakis nbk at
Fri Apr 14 12:15:38 CEST 2006

Luca Corti wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 18:46 +0200, Nicolas Baradakis wrote:
> > You need to specify Acct-Type during "preacct". It's doable if you
> > can write an acct_users file to set the Acct-Type.

Did you try to write an acct_users file? Try to distinguish your
group with the value of one or several attributes present in the

Here is an example:
DEFAULT Some-Attribute == "some value", Acct-Type := DIALUP

Here is the documentation:

> > If you need to do it with MySQL, I've seen a patch on the bugzilla.
> >
> Thanks a lot for the pointer. I've patched and installed FR 1.1.1.

Please try the first method. The second one is a last ressort
solution, since this patch is not part of FreeRADIUS.

> Now I have set preaccounting query in my sql.conf file to
> sql sql_generic {
> ...
> preaccounting_query = "SELECT Value FROM ${groupcheck_table} WHERE
> Attribute = 'Acct-Type' LIMIT 1"
> }

I think the select statement should return 5 columns like the
authorize queries.

> is this supposed to be correct? Unfortunately I get a segfault.
> modcall[preacct]: module "acct_unique" returns ok for request 0
>     rlm_realm: No '@' in User-Name = "gi-na-napoli-a", looking up realm
>     rlm_realm: No such realm "NULL"
>   modcall[preacct]: module "suffix" returns noop for request 0
> radius_xlat:  'SELECT Value FROM radgroupcheck WHERE Attribute =
> 'Acct-Type' LIMIT 1'
> rlm_sql (sql_generic): Reserving sql socket id: 3
> Segmentation fault

I'd suggest to post your problems at the end of bug #224. You're using a
patch which isn't part of FreeRADIUS, so I can't help much.

Nicolas Baradakis

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