Disabling users

DAve dave.list at pixelhammer.com
Thu Jun 25 20:47:32 CEST 2009

Marinko Tarlac wrote:
> You can use expiration attribute or you can disconnect user with PoD.
> http://wiki.freeradius.org/Packet_of_Disconnect

Expiration Attribute? I've not seen that in any docs. The POD is useful, 
I think I can provide a cronjob to query the DB once a day and terminate 
   users as needed. Thank you!


> DAve wrote:
>> Good afternoon all,
>> We recently retired our old ICRadius servers and installed FreeRadius. 
>> We run two radius servers with a third server acting as master for the 
>> radius data and as the accounting server. All is working well.
>> Billing has approached me with an issue where they need to disable a 
>> user for lack of payment. Previously we simply changed their password 
>> through our management system and they were then unable to reconnect. 
>> Client calls, pays, we enable them again.
>> Currently we are noticing that because of DSL, and the fact we no 
>> longer impose any limits on dialup, it may take weeks before a client 
>> is disconnected and finds their password has changed.
>> I have read through the docs, looked into Session-Timeout and SQL 
>> counters, but I do not see how to force a client to re authenticate.
>> What am I missing? What config information do I need to provide? What 
>> information/manual/how to have I missed?
>> Thanks,
>> DAve
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