Understanding the IP Pool module

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Tue Feb 12 15:27:42 CET 2013

Бен Томпсон wrote:
> I am hoping to use rlm_ippool and I would like to understand a bit
> about how it works. Firstly I want to understand the format of the
> database.

  The best approach is to look at the documentation, followed by the code.

> Could anyone explain to me what the columns "cli" and "num" are used for?

  I haven't looked at it myself.  All I know is that it works.

> Does this mean that the ippool module sets "active" to 0 when it sees
> an accounting Stop from the same "Key"?

  No idea.  Look at the code.

> Also, I noticed that this module can be used for DHCP which obviously
> does not have an accounting section. Does this mean that IP addresses
> can never be deallocated from the pool?

  No.  The addresses should have a lifetime.

  Alan DeKok.

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