Peter Nixon listuser at peternixon.net
Mon Aug 28 16:52:33 CEST 2006

Hi Elie

My instructions assume that you already know how to setup rlm_sql. If you do 
not, you first need to read doc/rlm_sql

Alternatively you can read the wiki:



On Mon 28 Aug 2006 18:04, Elie Hani wrote:
> Hi;
> I was reading this email, and I've followed the steps.
> I have created the postgresql database, but what should I do to make the
> radius get the authentication from the postgresql database? And where
> should I add the configuration if I want to declare the username and the
> password in the database, and what changes should I do in the radiusd.conf
> and the users file?
> Thanks
> -----Original Message-----
> From: freeradius-users-bounces+ehani=wise.net.lb at lists.freeradius.org
> [mailto:freeradius-users-bounces+ehani=wise.net.lb at lists.freeradius.org] On
> Behalf Of Peter Nixon
> Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 5:05 PM
> To: Chris Knipe; FreeRadius users mailing list
> Subject: Re: rlm_sqlippool
> On Sat 26 Aug 2006 23:09, Chris Knipe wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I know this is new, and not yet documented, but I saw some good posts
> about
> > it being stable, so I'm looking at implementing it at the moment... But
> > alas, I'm confused and the lack of documentation is not helping.
> >
> > doc/rlm_sqlippool states:
> > The only required fields are, pool_name and ip_address. A pool consists
> > of one or more rows in the table with the same pool_name and a different
> > ip_address. The is no restriction on which ip addresses/ranges may be in
> > the same pool, and addresses do not need to be concurrent.
> >
> > Yet, raddb/sqlippool.conf, makes absolutely NO sense to me at the moment
> at
> > all, and there is WAY more than merely a pool name and a IP address
> > referenced in the queries...  I understand that there is some unique
> > elements required in the table to indicate that a IP is allocated, and to
> > know where the IP is allocated (and obviously to release that IP once the
> > session terminates).
> it is really not that complex :-) As the docs state put one or more records
> in
> the tabe with a pool_name and ip_address and then use the pool_name the
> same
> way you do with the standard ippool module. Thats it.
> > 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 table structure is in the same file as all the rest of the database
> schema
> at doc/examples/postgresql.sql
> For reference it is:
> CREATE TABLE radippool (
>         id                      BIGSERIAL PRIMARY KEY,
>         pool_name               text NOT NULL,
>         FramedIPAddress         INET,
>         NASIPAddress            text NOT NULL,
>         CalledStationId         VARCHAR(64),
>         CallingStationId        text DEFAULT ''::text NOT NULL,
>         expiry_time             TIMESTAMP(0) without time zone NOT NULL,
>         username                text DEFAULT ''::text,
>         pool_key                VARCHAR(30) NOT NULL
> );
> I have only tested this with Postgresql, although I will probably be
> testing
> on Oracle at some point. If you want to test it on some other database you
> are welcome. Please report the results :-)
> Regards


Peter Nixon
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