[Emerald] Multiple NASes

Brandon Bryant ( nailer@midlink.com )
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 11:00:22 -0500

We are out of ports! We are ready to sign another lease today to get
another NAS in here to expand our capacity, but are worried about
compatibility issues between the Ascends that we use now, Emerald, and the
Total Control unit we are looking at getting. For example, we offer the
Shotgun service from Diamond. That requires a bunch of Radius Attributes
that seem to be specific to the Ascend. If we add a TC, then how will
Radius handle the attributes for the ascend? If a user wants shotgun, then
we add Ascend-Radius-Attribute1 and then they hit the TC in the hunt group,
of course those attributes aren't going to work. Am I making sense? Does
anyone know if the NAS will drop attributes that it doesn't understand,
like if we added both TC and Ascend attributes for each shotgun user, will
RadiusNT/Ascend/TC figure that mess out? I'm in the callback queue for
Ascend, and I gotta still get ahold of the TC people in the area about it,
but I was just wondering if anyone else out there had the same situation..

Brandon Bryant
Midlink Internet