Status-Server replies

Jakob Hirsch jh at
Tue Mar 5 23:49:50 CET 2013

On 05.03.2013 18:53, Alan DeKok wrote:
>> we use freeradius (currently 2.2.0) status server feature to gather
>> statistics from our RADIUS servers (and plot it with rrdtool), which
>> works quite nice, with a single flaw: As documented in the status server
>> example config, "The Status-Server packets are also counted in the total
>> requests && responses.".
>   That could be fixed with minor code changes.

We could check the original packet code before incrementing the counter.
Would you accept a patch that does this?

>> There is a packet code for Status-Client (13) besides Status-Server
>> (12), so I modified the code to use and accept that one (patch attached,
>> only slightly tested).
>   RFC 5997 says that the response to Status-Server is Access-Accept

Ok, we surely don't want to break RFCs when this could easily be fixed
in the code. And sorry, I didn't even bother to look if there was an RFC
for this, I just thought this is a FreeRADIUS-specific extension. At
least I then guessed the person that wrote this RFC right. :)

But what is Status-Client used for? Just for future extensions?


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