Can't get accounting radacct to work?

Matthew Newton mcn4 at
Thu Apr 5 01:02:30 CEST 2012


On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 04:26:44PM -0500, Tim Tyler wrote:
> The problem I have is that one of my servers (64 bit on vmware)
> won’t give me accounting records for client connections in the
> radacct directory. The log directory is /var/log/radius/radacct.
> Nothing gets written in it.

Check directory ownership / permissions?

> Does anyone know where I might look to see why
> accounting is not occurring in the radacct directory?

As usual, 'radiusd -X' should tell you why - look for rlm_detail.
It tends to complain if it can't create a directory or write a



Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at>

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