Profile-Name attribute

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Apr 17 23:50:36 CEST 2013

John Center wrote:
> Hi,
> I came across an attribute called "Profile-Name", with an encoding of
> 1039 (string), from an old Merit RADIUS dictionary.

  This means it's *not* a RADIUS attribute.

  i.e. it can't ever go into a RADIUS packet.

>  I see this isn't
> defined in the v2.2 FreeRADIUS internal dictionary, though there is a
> gap in the numbering where it would be.  If I understand it correctly,
> it looks like one could have a "profiles" file with individual named
> profiles defined containing NAS-specific text that would be sent back to
> the NAS as is upon successful authentication.  Is anything like this
> still supported?  Can the "User-Profile" attribute be used in a similar
> way?

  I'm not sure what Merit meant by "profiles".  So no, FreeRADIUS
doesn't do that.

  There are FreeRADIUS ways of defining profiles.  You *can* do
NAS-specific rules.  See recent messages on this list.

  Alan DeKok.

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