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Matthew S. Crocker ( (no email) )
Sun, 7 Dec 1997 19:22:58 -0500 (EST)

> The idea of a .service extension was brought up from unix land where
> they had to hack something together to differentiate thier users
> for telnet logins and PPP logins. This is not needed for RadiusNT and
> thats why its never been in there.

Yeah, I know wrote the initial hack 3 years ago :)

> That said, I understand the migration issue and have added some
> minimal support for this in the next release. The issue is
> control, since you don't want the user to be selecting what kind
> of service they are purhchasing from you.

Well, actually I do want my users to pick their protocol (SLIP or PPP) and
if they want network or telnet access. That is why I wrote the hack for
Livingston Radius. Now that I'm moving into NT for authentication I still
want to provide the flexibility of the feature, We will always have a
bunch of unix machines around for telnet boxes. What type of minimal
control is in the next release and does Emerald support it?

I'm trying to figure out the best way of merging our customer billing
database with our unix password file into Emerald MBR/Sub sets. Copying
the Radius file won't work becuase our Radius users file only has 4
entries (PPP,SLIP,CSLIP,Rlogin).

Also, when can I get my hands on the new version of Emerald so we can test
the conversion, I have to convert 3000+ users and every month I wait the
number will increase. It is going to be a nightmare already I don't want
to make it a recurring one...


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