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COAST (COA Service Tester) is a Perl script to send Change of Authority requests to network devices (typically BRAS devices) and report some statistics. Change of Authorization is specified in RFC 5176 (Dynamic Authorization Extensions to RADIUS).

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Recent releases

  •  04 Aug 2008 14:18

    Release Notes: The command-line option for disconnecting was changed from "-c" to "-i". A configuration file option was added ("-c") and the file defaults to $HOME/.coastrc. A configuration file example was added, listing and explaining all options in detail. The default dictionary was changed to "dictionaries" instead of "dict".

    •  28 Jul 2008 15:24

      Release Notes: A disconnect mechanism was applied. The adaptive sleep algorithm was changed. A way to escape the ';' in attr values with '\;' was applied.

      •  15 Jul 2008 17:16

        Release Notes: Support for RFC 5176 has been started (by no means complete) by adding all possible identifiers. The -i option for attributes has been removed. The -v option is used now with default vendor, or vendor 0 specifically. The default vendor is now 0 (means IETF attr). Support for tagged attributes has been added. The CLI specification of the dictionary is enabled.

        •  20 Jun 2008 07:40

          Release Notes: The previous use duration is no longer equal to the epoch for the first use of an ID. The fact that IETF IP attr were packed as VSA was fixed. The dictionary may now be a directory which will be scanned for files. The default is "./dict". The regex that breaks up and identifies ATTR/VSA was improved.

          •  05 Jun 2008 17:06

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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