Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Wed Dec 15 16:13:38 CET 2010

karnik jain wrote:
>  As per my understanding of RFC 2865,
>  It is clearly written in *section 5.0 of RFC 2865* that,
> *“text      1-253 octets containing UTF-8 encoded 10646 [7] characters.
> Text of length zero (0) MUST NOT be sent; omit the entire attribute
> instead.” *
> So, It has to be converted into UTF-8 

  No.  7 bit US-ASCII is a subset of UTF-8.

> If it would be compatible to each other than What is the need of
> including above statement in RFC-2865 clearly,
> correct me If my understanding is wrong?

  The statement is required for international text.  i.e. non US-ASCII.

> *Can you please tell me that,*
> *From where I can find the information regarding US-ASCII & UTF-8
> compatibleness as per your reply or any RFC number if it is known to you? *

  Read the UTF-8 RFC.  This is all documented elsewhere, and is not part
of FreeRADIUS.

  Alan DeKok.

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