ATTRIBUTE has invalid number (larger than 255)

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Jul 24 21:09:21 CEST 2006

"Steven Stanek" <steven.stanek at> wrote:
> I am a FreeRadius newbie. I have installed FreeRADIUS Version 1.1.2. I was
> able to install without any errors. But when I start the server I get an odd
> message about a dictionary file (see below. I have a Solaris machine running
> -> SunOS aureb01f 5.8 Generic_117000-03 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-60.
> /usr/local/etc/raddb/AlcatelAccess.dct[25]: dict_addattr: ATTRIBUTE has
> invalid number (larger than 255).

  That dictionary isn't included in the default install, so I presume
it's something you added locally.

  The default encoding for RADIUS VSA's is one octet for the attribute
field, which means values 0..255.  Does Alcatel use a different format
for their attributes?  If so, what?

  Alan DeKok.

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