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KB29883 - After adding or removing a VSA in a dictionary file, the change is not updated in the administrator GUI

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Last Modified Date10/23/2018 4:02 PM
Synopsis
This article describes an issue that occurs when adding or removing a VSA in a dictionary file where the change does not get updated in the administrator GUI.
Problem or Goal
After adding/removing a VSA in a dictionary file, the change is not reflected in the administrator GUI under check list or in the return list attributes.
Cause
Solution

Follow the steps below to add/delete a VSA from the dictionary:

  1. Close all of the administrator connections.
  2. Make appropriate changes to the dictionary file and to other supporting files [vendor.ini, dictiona.dcm] as required.
  3. Save all changes and close.
  4. Restart the SBR service.
  5. Establish administrator GUI connection and confirm that the changes are updated in the GUI.


The dictionary can accommodate compound syntax types for use in defining vendor-specific attributes. Instead of a single syntax_type identifier, one or more of the options listed in the table below can be combined inside square brackets to form a compound syntax type.
 

Option

Function

vid=nnn

The device manufacturer's SMI Network Management Private Enterprise code (assigned by ISO) in decimal form.

typeN=nnn

Type setting for vendor-specific attribute as defined in the RADIUS specification; Nspecifies the length of the field (in bytes), nnn specifies the decimal value of the field.

lenN=nnn

Length field for vendor-specific attribute as defined in the RADIUS specification; Nspecifies the length of the field (in bytes), nnn specifies the decimal value of the field (a plus sign before the value indicates that the length of the data portion is to be added to nnn to obtain the actual length).

fillN=nnn

Fill field setting for non-integer tunneled attributes; N specifies the size of the field to be filled with the value specified by nnn.

data=syntax_type

The actual data to be included in the attribute; the syntax can be any of the standard syntax types.

tag=nnn

Tunnel attributes include a tag field, which may be used to group attributes in the same packet which refer to the same tunnel. Since some vendors' equipment does not support tags, this syntax type is optional and must be present for the attribute to include a tag field.

A value of 0 indicates that the field is present but ignored.

An example of a vendor-specific attribute definition: 

ATTRIBUTE vsa-xxx 26 [vid=1234 type1=1 len1=+2 data=string] R
 

Flag Characters

The flags setting consists of the concatenation of one or more flag characters from the list in the table below.

 

Flag Character

Meaning

b or B

Indicates that an attribute may be bundled in a single Vendor-Specific-Attribute for a particular vendor id. It may be included as one of a series of subattributes within a single VSA.

Note: The bundled option must be specified in all dictionaries that use the same Vendor ID.

c

Attribute can appear once within a user or profile checklist.

C

Attribute can appear multiple times within a user or profile checklist.

r

Attribute can appear once within a user or profile returnlist.

Include-auth-only

Indicates the attribute can be included in an Accept-Response to a WiMAX reauthentication.

R

Attribute can appear multiple times within a user or profile returnlist.

t

Attribute can appear once within a tunnel attribute list.

T

Attribute can appear multiple times within a tunnel attribute list.

o or O

Attribute is orderable; the administrator can control the order in which such attributes are stored in the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier database (this flag makes sense only for multi-valued attributes).

salt-encrypt

Causes Steel-Belted Radius Carrier to salt-encrypt the attribute.

 

Related Links
Refer to the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier 7.5.0 Reference Guide for more information.
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