Accounts staying online past Session Timeout value

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Nov 29 00:43:58 CET 2006

Mike Jakubik <mikej at> wrote:
> I am having some problems lately with freeradius 1.1.2 + mysql, and 
> users staying online past their session timeout value (4 hours). Can 
> anyone shed some light on the matter? I can not find any problems with 
> the server itself, the loads are low and everything seems to be 
> functioning OK. Would this be a function of the NAS to disconnect the 
> user and send a stop packet or is it up to freeradius?

  It's the responsibility of the NAS.

> Also, sometimes i have users who are getting disconnected and can not 
> reconnect because they are still shown to be online, and i am limiting 
> the sessions to 1. Again, would this be a problem with the NAS/network 
> because freeradius is not receiving the stop packet?

  Yes.  But "checkrad" should help here.

  Alan DeKok.
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