How to parse the "value" in an accounting message and print thecontents In "detail-..." file?

al pat alps.oss at
Mon Dec 8 21:28:32 CET 2008

Yes, there is a cablelabs dictionary. The problem is that one of the
attributes has a complex structure that is embedded in the value part. The
value part here is just printed as a hex string - but from the packetcable
standard it is to be interpreted in a certain way. Since this payload itself
has specific meaning in the context of packetcable, some intervention will
be needed to print that - just don't know yet how to go about doing it.


2008/12/8 <tnt at>

> Freeradius has cablelabs VSA dictionary. If it needs updating ask the
> vendor for the latest dictionary. Post it also to this list so that it
> can be included in the distribution.
> Ivan Kalik
> Kalik Informatika ISP
> Dana 8/12/2008, "al pat" <alps.oss at> piše:
> >Hello,
> >I am trying to decode accounting message from a device which sends
> >PacketCable Event Messages.
> >
> >These are VSAs and the payload has a custom format.
> >
> >Freeradius dumps the octet string of the length of the message which it
> >cannot decode (due to custom format)
> >
> >I want to dump these specific attributes in the message. How do I go about
> >doing that?
> >I want to dump the output in the "detail-..." file along with the other
> >attributes.
> >
> >I am using freeradius version 1.1.7 (built March 10, 2008)  on ubuntu with
> >linux kernel 2.6.26-19
> >
> >Thank You.
> >-a
> >
> >
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