Help with executing accounting!

Mohamed Abdulla mohamed.abdulla at
Sat Mar 27 19:14:59 CET 2010

Sorry, I forgot to mention that I am using the FreeRadius from, and I am using it on windows. I did not know it makes so 
much a big difference! What Ipoque has implemented is indeed not a full 
RADIUS implementation, but it can understand that Accounting Request sent to 
it to extract the user data and traffic class before it applies the 
configured rules of user traffic treatment. When I manually use radclient to 
send the accounting request to ipoque (I fill a text file with sample data 
of one user and use that with radclient), everything successfully works. 
Then I wanted to do the same on the fly, where depending on the User-Name 
and the fact that the user successfully authenticates, the radclient will 
populate the Accounting Request data using that User-Name and the configured 
attribute in the "users" file. I was hoping I could find similar script 
which does the same or close to it. But I guess as Alan DeKok has 
highlighted, I have to go through the scripts and Exec-Program-Wait pages 
and try to find a way to do it as radclient doe not expand variables like 
%{}. Is the 1.1.7 version, windows port supported here? Where can I find the 
suggested scripts/exec-program-wait example?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Buxey" <A.L.M.Buxey at>
To: "FreeRadius users mailing list" <freeradius-users at>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: Help with executing accounting!

> Hi,
>>  1.  For each user wishing to authenticate with freeradius, I have added 
>> two attributes in "users.conf" file. The first attribute is 
>> "Framed-IP-Address", while the second is a VSA "ipoque-class".
> 'users' file
>>  2.  When the user successfully authenticate with the freeradius, and 
>> after the freeradius sends Access-Accept, I want the radclient.exe to 
>> automatically send Accounting request to ipoque, including the following: 
>> User-Name, Framed-IP-Address, Accounting-Status-Type= Start and 
>> ipoque-class as configured in users.conf file. This should inform ipoque 
>> device about the user IP and the class of that user in order to apply th 
>> proper bandwidth rules for that user category.
> why cant the NAS send the thing to this ipoque box?  oh well, if you
> want to use FreeRADIUS to do the work...
> simply call perl or python...or even the post-auth section of
> the FreeRADIUS server and get it to call radclient as you want it to
>> I have started by creating a test user in users.conf as follows:
>> shafzeen    Auth-Type := Local, User-Password == "1234"
> Cleartext-Password := "1234"
> ....or are you about to tell me you are using the ancient FreeRADIUS 1.1.7
> windows port?
> alan
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