What capacity does radtest have to display custom attributes

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Tue Jul 11 20:59:33 CEST 2017

On Jul 11, 2017, at 2:48 PM, Mark Williams <markhw at vt.edu> wrote:
> I’ve been experimenting with the server, trying to get it to return arbitrary custom attributes (defined in dictionary.local) to the Radius-reply.

  And what is the definition of those attributes?  That would help...

> When I run radtest against the virtual-server I see the attributes being added and mentioned in the post-auth debug, but I never see the attribute on the client side of the radtest. Is radtest limited to only displaying officially defined attributes, or might I be doing something obviously ridiculous?

  The RADIUS protocol  can only transport attributes which are number 1..255, or VSAs.  The comments in raddb/dictioanry explain this.

  Note that just putting the attributes into dictionary.local isn't good enough.  You will probably need to define a VSA.  See share/dictionary.* for examples of defining vendor-specific dictionaries.

  You will need a private enterprise number.  Happily, vt.edu already has one: 1446.  So define your own vendor space there, and know that you're not interfering with anyone else. :)

  Alan DeKok.

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