Detection of duplicate Acct packets

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Jan 27 13:22:54 CET 2011

Rajkumar R wrote:
> I would like to know if freeRadius supports detection of duplicate
> Accounting packets upon re-transmission. Could you please confirm on the
> handling for such packets, as RFC5080 states handling of Access packets.

  RADIUS clients that retransmit accounting packets are largely broken.
 That is not really supposed to happen, except in certain limited cases.

  The server discards duplicates while it's processing an accounting
packet.  But once the packet has finished processing, it is *not* cached.

  Alan DeKok.

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