WiMAX style continuation field used by other vendor

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Mon Apr 26 21:47:35 CEST 2021

On Apr 26, 2021, at 2:46 PM, Benjamin Thompson <b.thompson at latera.ru> wrote:
> If I understood the code correctly, the "flags.wimax = dv->flags;" line
> 1067 of dict.c should cause the attribute to be encoded as a WiMax
> attribute in radius.c at line 1498:
> if (vp->da->flags.wimax) {
>    return rad_vp2wimax(packet, original, secret, pvp, ptr, room);
> }

  See also

	 *	WiMAX craziness
	if ((vendor == VENDORPEC_WIMAX) && dv->flags) {
		rcode = data2vp_wimax(ctx, packet, original, secret, vendor,
				      data, attrlen, packetlen, pvp);
		return rcode;

 And it would be _very_ good to add tests in src/test/unit/wimax.txt

  And it turns out that this came up before.  See src/lib/dict.c:

		 *	<sigh> Alvarion, being *again* a horribly
		 *	broken vendor, has re-used the WiMAX format in
		 *	their proprietary vendor space.  This re-use
		 *	means that there are *multiple* conflicting
		 *	Alvarion dictionaries.

  "git annotate" says I added that comment in 2011.  So It's perhaps understandable that I've completely forgotten that particular kind of breakage.

  I've pushed the dictionary, some code fixes, and some tests.

  Alan DeKok.

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