Peter Nixon listuser at peternixon.net
Sun Aug 27 17:06:16 CEST 2006

On Sun 27 Aug 2006 01:47, Chris Knipe wrote:
> >> Can someone perhaps please just take a moment to explain what
> >> exactly is going on in those queries??  I'm not referring to the SQL
> >> as such, but rather as to what is updated, and why.  A table
> >> structure accompanying those queries in sqlippool.conf may help
> >> significantly as well, as I'm guessing at the moment what needs to
> >> go where :(
> >
> >  The general idea is to... grab IP's from a pool, based on a unique
> > key.  If an allocated IP for that key doesn't exist, then a free IP is
> > taken, and the key written to the table.
> Fair enough, and yes, that bit I figured out as well....   Quick debug
> output however:
> Value Of the Pool-Name is [MYPOOL] and its [6] Chars
> rlm_sql (sql): Reserving sql socket id: 10
> radius_xlat:  'BEGIN'
> rlm_sql_mysql: MYSQL check_error: 2006, returning SQL_DOWN
> rlm_sql (sql): Attempting to connect rlm_sql_mysql #10
> rlm_sql_mysql: Starting connect to MySQL server for #10
> rlm_sql (sql): Connected new DB handle, #10
> radius_xlat:  'UPDATE radippool   SET nasipaddress = '', pool_key = 0,
> callingstationid = '',   expiry_time = 'now'::timestamp(0) - '1
> second'::interval   WHERE pool_key = '00:0F:EA:61:0F:B3''
> rlm_sql_mysql: MYSQL check_error: 1064 received
> sqlippool_command: database query error
> radius_xlat:  'SELECT framedipaddress FROM radippool   WHERE pool_name = ''
> AND expiry_time < 'now'::timestamp(0)   ORDER BY pool_name, (username <>
> 'user at domain.com'), (callingstationid <> '00:0F:EA:61:0F:B3'), expiry_time
> rlm_sql_mysql: MYSQL check_error: 1064 received
> sqlippool_query1: database query error
> rlm_sqlippool: ip=[] len=0
> radius_xlat:  'COMMIT'
> rlm_sqlippool: IP number could not be allocated.
> rlm_sql (sql): Released sql socket id: 10
> Ok, now sure... We have SQL errors because the tables doesn't even exist in
> the database (that is not why I'm asking about how the module works).  I
> use a rather complex system, and it's important that it's integrated
> correctly.
> Looking at the UPDATE and the SELECT queries above... They are completely
> invalid.  It's not even propper SQL syntax...   UNLESS, expiry time
> *should* be a varchar instead of a datetime field - which again makes the
> database very big.  Let's face it, a varchar uses a lot more space than a
> datetime, or even a int - should UNIX_TIMESTAMP be used instead.

It is very unlikely that it will work with MySQL. It is designed for 


Peter Nixon
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