3.11.40. DynamicReply Previous topic Parent topic Child topic Next topic

This optional parameter specifies a reply item that will be eligible for run-time variable substitution. That means that you can use any of the % substitutions in Section 3.1. Special characters in that reply item. You can specify any number of DynamicReply lines, one for each reply item you want to do replacements on. Any packet-specific replacement values will come from the Access-Accept message being constructed, and not from the incoming Access-Request. That means that special characters like %n will not be replaced by the received User-Name, because User-Name is in the request, but not the reply.
In the following example, substitution is enabled for USR-IP-Input-Filter in an AuthBy clause. When a user authenticates, the %a in the filter will be replaced by the users IP Address, which makes the filter an anti-spoof filter.
<AuthBy whatever>
      DynamicReply USR-IP-Input-Filter
In the users file:
DEFAULT User-Password = "UNIX"
      Framed-IP-Address =,
      Framed-Routing = None,
      Framed-IP-Netmask =,
      USR-IP-Input-Filter = "1 REJECT src-addr != %a;",
      Service-Type = Framed-User
This parameter used to be called Dynamic. That name is still recognised as a synonym for DynamicReply.