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RE: Questions on RADIUS Extended attributes
- To: "Alan DeKok" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Bernard Aboba" <email@example.com>
- Subject: RE: Questions on RADIUS Extended attributes
- From: "Glen Zorn \(gwz\)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 09:29:20 -0700
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Alan DeKok <> supposedly scribbled:
> "Bernard Aboba" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> a. Do we want an Extended-Type field of two or four octets? If it is
>> four octets, this would seem to imply that RADIUS attributes and
>> Diameter AVPs share the same type space. Will this work? If it is
>> two octets, we could reserve 65535 values within the existing
>> Diameter attribute space for RADIUS Extended-Type attributes.
>> Opinions solicited.
> I think 2 octets is OK. There are nowhere near 64k RADIUS
> attributes in existence today, even including VSA's. So 64k would
> seem to be sufficient for a while.
A master of understatement ;-). Actually, I suspect that another 256 would be more than enough, if there was a rational (or any) AAA development strategy in the IETF; probably even without one.
Hope this helps,
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