type of lvalue in VALUE_PAIR

Seferovic Edvin edvin.seferovic at kolp.at
Mon Feb 27 21:51:23 CET 2006

>"Seferovic Edvin" <edvin.seferovic at kolp.at> wrote:
>> As I "promised", I am patching freeradius ( sqlcounter actually ) so it
>> do traffic accounting. I have patched it but since I want to have the
>> ability to set the limit by entering the amount of bytes ( in my backend
>> I am limited by lvalue of value_pair struct. So values above a (ca) 4 GB
>> above the limit of uint32 right?
>  Yes.

I was taking about variable in the struct value_pair ( libradius.h ). 

>> What can I do to increase the limit without crashing the freeradius
>> functions. Can I simply change it to uint64_t ( 2 ^64 should be
>> enough ;) ) ???
>  See the dictionaries.  Use Acct-Input-GigiWords

Okay - but I suppose I will have to patch my NAS ( Poptop server ) to use
Acct-Input-GigaWords and Output- instead of Octets. Still if I patch my NAS
to send GigaWords.. when I use sqlcounter to count the MBs I will still not
be able to compare the check-name which is written into uint32 variable.
Shouldn't this be patched too ( I am not a professional programmer - so
excuse my "silly" question ). 

>> PS: the patched freeradius is working and is able to account traffic, but
>> think it would not be RFC compliant because I haven't found the needed
>> attributes in the dictionaries
>  Which attributes?

Poptop server accepts Session-Octets-Limit for the traffic limit ( actually
it is ppp that is doing the limiting ). So Ive added this attribute to my
dictionary. PPP also needs Octets-Direction so it can know which traffic
flow to count. Ive added both attributes and it is working ( for 2^32 ).

Can you give me some directives how to implement this. Maybe to extend the
config of sqlcounter and value_pair struct?

Thank you in advance
>  Alan DeKok.

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