Final Unit Action - Service Restriction Feature
Last Updated: 08/27
Currently, upon exhaustion of subscriber quota, we support two final unit actions : 1/ session termination 2/ redirection to a predifined IP/URL address.
A third option called service restriction would allow us to restrict traffic to a list of IP filter rules with specified QoS.
FUA-Restrict indicates to SessionD that the user's access MUST be restricted according to IP filters definitions or IDs provided in AVPs. This is enabled by sending CCA-I/U with a Final-Unit-Action AVP set to RESTRICT_ACCESS.
FUA-Restrict can be enabled by including either the Restriction-Filter-Rule AVP or the Filter-Id AVP in the Credit-Control-Answer message.
Restriction-Filter-Rule: of type IPFilterRule (FlowDescription). This will need to be translated to a PolicyRule. Filter-Id: Provides IP packet filter identifiers (In our case, It will be a list of PolicyRule identifiers)
It is important to note that QoS can be enabled only when using Filter-Id AVP. Restriction-Filter-Rule AVP would only provide allowed traffic filters.
This implementation will not provide Restriction-Filter-Rule as Filter-id provides support of all the required use-cases. Nevertheless, Restriction-Filter-Rule could be translated to restriction dynamic rules with lower priority and apply them similar to static rules. LocalEnforcer will ensure priority in this case.
As we would like to use any static rule when restriction is enabled, there will no change to PolicyRules definition.
How We Will Change Magma
Policy Object definition remains the same as the current definition. At the opposite of a policy rule used in the FUA-Redirect case, there is no need to introduce any additional field for FUA-Restrict. We will be able to apply any static rule when restricting access.
We will limit this implementation to Filter-Id AVP only as It covers the desired use-cases. The AVP will reference a PolicyRule Identifier.
The support of Restriction-Filter-Rule can be added later if required. In this case, ReceivedCredits will need to be updated to include a FlowDescription list.
We will need to translation IPFilterRule to FlowDescription as well.
ServiceAction will need to be updated to support RESTRICT_ACCESS action. Mostly, we will need to be able to store a restricted list of rule ids received from OCS/SessionProxy.
In addition, we will need to store the list of rules ID to be used when restriction is enabled. A method get_restricted_rule_ids will be added to retrive this list prior to sending rules activation to pipelined.
We will re-use the same pipelined client method add_gy_final_action_flow as It provides support for this case as well.
Static Rules will be sent using their original priority and will be applied as gy final action flow.
The service state SERVICE_RESTRICTED will need to be supported as well.
GYController needs to be updated to support restriction FUA. This translates to, 1/ activate all the flows as they are received from SessionD. 2/ Support QoS in GY APP (Include a Qos Manager) 3/ Updating statistics back to SessionD 4/ Support Gy rules enforcement stats in SessionD
Since some of these logic is common between enforcement and gy apps, we will need to move it to policy_mixin.py
No change is planned
No change is planned
Full support Restrict FUA-Restrict in OCS Add integration tests for FUA-Restrict to cover Filter-Id with and without QoS.