Re: Ascend and Livingston, one RADIUS

Kurt Schafer ( (no email) )
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 12:35:00 -0500

Yes, I realize that. But if the two dictionaries don't conform to some kind
of spec with respect to what numbers are assigned to different attributes,
then there is nothing ensuring inter-operability between different terminal
servers off the same radius daemon ? We are trying to track down why our
users are getting random disconnections from our terminal servers. Could it
be due to compatibility problems in the actual RADIUS profiles ?

Should I be looking to run Ascend's radius daemon on a different port for my
Max4000's and Livingston's for my PM2's, PM3's and USR Netservers ?

- K

-----Original Message-----
From: Dale E. Reed Jr. <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, February 27, 1998 3:01 AM
Subject: Re: Ascend and Livingston, one RADIUS

>Kurt Schafer wrote:
>> Thanks Dale, I commented out the ABINARY entries in the Ascend dictionary
>> and the Livingston Radius did indeed fire up happilly.
>> I'm looking at the two dictionaries and have a couple of minor questions.
>> notice that Ascend has changed a lot of the attributes. For example the
>> RADIUS spec (which I assume Livingston follows) has a 'Service-Type'
>> attribute while Ascend has apparently chosen to use 'User-Service'
>There is NO spec for the attribute names. You use whatever you want
>in the dictionary. RADIUS itself only knows the numbers. The names
>are so you don't have to deal with a bunch of numbers.
>> While the functionality of these attributes is the same for their
>> terminal servers, is there any problem sending the Ascend defined
>> 'User-Service' attribute to a Livingston Portmaster as part of a users
>> Radius profile ? I'm assuming that all of these attributes are actually
>> passed as integer's etc but in that respect do they match ?
>As I noted earlier, the names are irrelevant. The dictionary maps the
>names from the users file to their respective numbers. If you dig into
>the RadiusNT database, you'll note that the numbers are all that it
>uses. The RadAttributes table is available for printing them out, but
>internally, its all numbers.
>Dale E. Reed Jr. (
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