rlm_realm module, Realm attr value

Martin Stanislav ms at uakom.sk
Tue Jan 25 14:50:45 CET 2011

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 01:52:21PM +0100, Alan DeKok wrote:
> The named realms are used by the "realms" module to find a matching name.
> > Looks like up until 2.1.8, the AVP Realm was always created with
> > Realm-the-character-string as it came from the request, but with 2.1.9,
> > this changed to Realm-the-instance-name.
>   Hmm... I think it's the other way around.  In 2.1.9, a regex realm
> results in "Realm = match", instead of "Realm = regex".


> > Problem is, both of these can be valuable somehow, and need to be
> > addressable. In a rlm_linelog, I care about logging the actual input; at
> > other places, I may want to check which path the packet will take.
> > 
> > In short, I think there should be two attributes: one to contain the
> > instance name, one with the string. Using unlang is of course possible,
> > but clumsy - it worked without before.
>   There's utility creating two attributes, I think.

CPU cycles are burned within the rlm_realm to extract both, 
the realm as entered by the user and the matched proxy.conf 
realm entry.  The Proxy-To-Realm attribute holds the latter
value (realm_authorize & realm_preacct function calls). 
The Realm attribute is set to the same value except holding 
a regex.  It's set to the former value in such a case. 

In other words, "DEFAULT" proxy.conf entry is the only case, 
when the Realm attribute doesn't exactly match (string, case 
insensitive) the realm as entered by the user.  


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