Need to understand flow

Tuc at T-B-O-H.NET ml at
Thu May 22 17:37:27 CEST 2008

> > 	I'm having to write my own validation and accounting for a device,
>   Don't.  Please.  There are a number of RADIUS libraries available,
> including freeradius-client, on  It's supported, it
> works, and it's in use by a number of products.
	I have no issue using a library. Right now I'm working with
Net::Radius. But to use it I need to understand the flow since it only
seems to be able to assemble and disassemble the packets, not tell me how
to do it.
> > and I need to understand a little about the flow. Is there a good reference 
> > for this? I don't have to support much, basically user/pass authentication,
> > updating accounting, timeout, logoff.
>   See the RFC's.
	Ok. I was hoping for something more than RFC's, but if thats the
starting point, off I'll go.
> > 	I believe I next need to send an accounting_start packet. Some
> > of the items I'm not sure where they come from (Acct-Session-Id,
> > Acct-Unique-Session-Id) or how they might be generated.
>   This is not a mailing list for general RADIUS questions.  The RFC's
> exist.  Please read them.
>   If you're doing this for a customer, you're getting paid.  Don't
> expect anyone here to help you (for free) to create your product that
> has nothing to do with FreeRADIUS.
	Actually, no, I'm not doing this for a customer. I'm doing it 
for an OpenSource/Sourceforge project, but I really appreciate your
support in it all.


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