Radiusd process exited without notice

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Wed Jan 6 09:41:09 CET 2010

Dinh Pham Cong wrote:
> As I read from http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2139.html, when
> Acct-Session-Time is zero, user who is associated with such a session
> has no service:

  The latest RADIUS accounting RFC is 2866.  And it contains *no* text
about the Acct-Session-Time being zero.

> + The accounting start packet and stop packet are sent at nearly the
> same time. It may be a result of an access denial

  No.  If the NAS sends an accounting packet for a session that was
rejected, the NAS is broken.

> or user just
> establishes network connection and stop it right after that????

  The Acct-Session-Time should be at least 1 second.

> However,
> if a message that gives a notice of Acct-Session-Time = 0 is logged, it
> does mean that accounting start packet is missing or lost. Or accounting
> stop packet just comes first.
> Is this kind of packet taken into account in radmin statistics?

  radmin doesn't do session accounting.

  Alan DeKok.

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