0 Session Length, radrelay or Freeradius causing issues

Etienne Pretorius etiennep at kingsley.co.za
Tue May 13 11:32:10 CEST 2008

Alan DeKok wrote:
> Etienne Pretorius wrote:
>> I need to know why the radrelay application stops replacation when it
>> comes across a 0 session length packet.
>   Because the RADIUS server says that the accounting packet was not
> processed, so radrelay tries to send it again.  This is what a NAS does
> when it does not receive a reply to an accounting request.
>> This morning I found a 40Mb backlog file for each server and realised
>> that it was the 0 session-length packet again.
>> I know FreeRadius does complain about it but it still logs this
>> accounting packet into the sql database. So is it because FreeRadius
>> indicates that an error (0 Session Length?). If so could I not just
>> somehow tell FreeRadius to stop complaining and just accept the stupid
>> packet. (As I am passing configurable triggers via 0 session length
>> radius packets).
>   You need to tell the RADIUS server that it should respond to the
> accounting request with 0 session length.
>   Grab CVS head, and read raddb/sites-available/copy-acct-to-home-server
>   It explains this.  Also, in 2.0, "radrelay" is part of the server, and
> works much better than in 1.1.x.
>   Alan DeKok.
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Thank you.

I'll take a look.

Kind Regards

Etienne Pretorius

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