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       Authen::Radius - provide simple Radius client facilities


         use Authen::Radius;

         $r = new Authen::Radius(Host => 'myserver', Secret => 'mysecret');
         print "auth result=", $r->check_pwd('myname', 'mypwd'), "\n";

         $r = new Authen::Radius(Host => 'myserver', Secret => 'mysecret');
         $r->add_attributes (
               { Name => 'User-Name', Value => 'myname' },
               { Name => 'Password', Value => 'mypwd' },
       # RFC 2865 calls this attribute
       # User-Password. Check your local RADIUS dictionary to find
       # out which name is used on your system
       #       { Name => 'User-Password', Value => 'mypwd' },
               { Name => 'h323-return-code', Value => '0' }, # Cisco AV pair
               { Name => 'Digest-Attributes', Value => { Method => 'REGISTER' } }
         $r->send_packet(ACCESS_REQUEST) and $type = $r->recv_packet();
         print "server response type = $type\n";
         for $a ($r->get_attributes()) {
           print "attr: name=$a->{'Name'} value=$a->{'Value'}\n";


       The "Authen::Radius" module provides a simple class that allows you to send/receive Radius
       requests/responses to/from a Radius server.


       new ( Host => HOST, Secret => SECRET [, TimeOut => TIMEOUT] [,Service => SERVICE] [, Debug
       => Bool] [, LocalAddr => hostname[:port]] [,Rfc3579MessageAuth => Bool] [,NodeList=
           Creates & returns a blessed reference to a Radius object, or undef on failure.  Error
           status may be retrieved with "Authen::Radius::get_error" (errorcode) or
           "Authen::Radius::strerror" (verbose error string).

           The default "Service" is "radius", the alternative is "radius-acct".  If you do not
           specify port in the "Host" as a "hostname:port", then port specified in your
           /etc/services will be used. If there is nothing there, and you did not specify port
           either then default is 1812 for "radius" and 1813 for "radius-acct".

           Optional parameter "Debug" with a Perl "true" value turns on debugging (verbose mode).

           Optional parameter "LocalAddr" may contain local IP/host bind address from which
           RADIUS packets are sent.

           Optional parameter "Rfc3579MessageAuth" with a Perl "true" value turns on generating
           of Message-Authenticator for Access-Request (RFC3579, section 3.2).  The Message-
           Authenticator is always generated for Status-Server packets.

           Optional parameter "NodeList" may contain a Perl reference to an array, containing a
           list of Radius Cluster nodes. Each nodes in the list can be specified using a hostname
           or IP (with an optional port number), i.e. '' or
           ''. Radius Cluster contains a set of Radius servers, at any
           given moment of time only one server is considered to be "active" (so requests are
           send to this server).  How the active node is determined? Initially in addition to the
           "NodeList" parameter you may supply the "Host" parameter and specify which server
           should become the first active node. If this parameter is absent, or the current
           active node does not reply anymore, the process of "discovery" will be performed: a
           request will be sent to all nodes and the consecutive communication continues with the
           node, which will be the first to reply.


       load_dictionary ( [ DICTIONARY ], [format => 'freeradius' | 'gnuradius'] )
           Loads the definitions in the specified Radius dictionary file (standard Livingston
           radiusd format). Tries to load "/etc/raddb/dictionary" when no argument is specified,
           or dies. "format" should be specified if dictionary has other format (currently
           supported: FreeRADIUS and GNU Radius)

           NOTE: you need to load valid dictionary if you plan to send RADIUS requests with
           attributes other than just "User-Name"/"Password".

           Checks with the RADIUS server if the specified "PASSWORD" is valid for user
           "USERNAME". Unless "NASIPADDRESS" is specified, the script will attempt to determine
           it's local IP address (IP address for the RADIUS socket) and this value will be placed
           in the NAS-IP-Address attribute.  This method is actually a wrapper for subsequent
           calls to "clear_attributes", "add_attributes", "send_packet" and "recv_packet". It
           returns 1 if the "PASSWORD" is correct, or undef otherwise.

       add_attributes ( { Name => NAME, Value => VALUE [, Type => TYPE] [, Vendor => VENDOR] [,
       Tag => TAG ] }, ... )
           Adds any number of Radius attributes to the current Radius object. Attributes are
           specified as a list of anon hashes. They may be "Name"d with their dictionary name
           (provided a dictionary has been loaded first), or with their raw Radius attribute-type
           values. The "Type" pair should be specified when adding attributes that are not in the
           dictionary (or when no dictionary was loaded). Values for "TYPE" can be '"string"',
           '"integer"', '"ipaddr"', '"ipv6addr"', '"ipv6prefix"', '"ifid"' or '"avpair"'. The
           "VENDOR" may be Vendor's name from the dictionary or their integer id. For tagged
           attributes (RFC2868) tag can be specified in "Name" using 'Name:Tag' format, or by
           using "Tag" pair. TAG value is expected to be an integer.

           Returns a list of references to anon hashes with the following key/value pairs : {
           Name => NAME, Code => RAWTYPE, Value => VALUE, RawValue => RAWVALUE, Vendor => VENDOR,
           Tag => TAG, AttrName => NAME }. Each hash represents an attribute in the current
           object. The "Name" and "Value" pairs will contain values as translated by the
           dictionary (if one was loaded). The "Code" and "RawValue" pairs always contain the raw
           attribute type & value as received from the server.  If some attribute doesn't exist
           in dictionary or type of attribute not specified then corresponding "Value" undefined
           and "Name" set to attribute ID ("Code" value). For tagged attribute (RFC2868), it will
           include the tag into the "NAME" as 'Name:Tag'. Original Name is stored in "AttrName".
           Also value of tag is stored in "Tag" (undef for non-tagged attributes).

           Clears all attributes for the current object.

       send_packet ( REQUEST_TYPE, RETRANSMIT )
           Packs up a Radius packet based on the current secret & attributes and sends it to the
           server with a Request type of "REQUEST_TYPE". Exported "REQUEST_TYPE" methods are
           "COA_ACCEPT", "COA_REJECT", "COA_ACK", and "COA_NAK".  Returns the number of bytes
           sent, or undef on failure.

           If the RETRANSMIT parameter is provided and contains a non-zero value, then it is
           considered that we are re-sending the request, which was already sent previously. In
           this case the previous value of packet identifier is used.

       recv_packet ( DETECT_BAD_ID )
           Receives a Radius reply packet. Returns the Radius Reply type (see possible values for
           "REQUEST_TYPE" in method "send_packet") or undef on failure. Note that failure may be
           due to a failed recv() or a bad Radius response authenticator. Use "get_error" to find

           If the DETECT_BAD_ID parameter is supplied and contains a non-zero value, then
           calculation of the packet identifier is performed before authenticator check and
           EBADID error returned in case when packet identifier from the response doesn't match
           to the request. If the DETECT_BAD_ID is not provided or contains zero value then
           EBADAUTH returned in such case.

       set_timeout ( TIMEOUT )
           Sets socket I/O activity timeout. "TIMEOUT" should be specified in floating seconds
           since the epoch.

           Returns the last "ERRORCODE" for the current object. Errorcodes are one-word strings
           always beginning with an '"E"'.

       strerror ( [ ERRORCODE ] )
           Returns a verbose error string for the last error for the current object, or for the
           specified "ERRORCODE".

           Returns the last error explanation for the current object. Error explanation is
           generated by system call.

           Returns currently active radius node in standard numbers-and-dots notation with port
           delimited by colon.


       Carl Declerck <> - original design Alexander Kapitanenko <kapitan
       at> and Andrew Zhilenko <andrew at> - later modifications.

       PortaOne Development Team <perl-radius at> is the current module's maintainer
       at CPAN.