Zombie Infestation of Log file?

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Thu Apr 22 09:09:25 CEST 2010

Benjamin Marvin wrote:
> I don't believe this is my problem.  The debug and packet captures
> show all of the accounting packets are replied to within the
> Response_Window and Max_Request_Time frames. (5-10 seconds being at
> the extreme high end of response times.)

  If the responses are all within "response_window", then the zombie
period will never get hit.  There's only one place in the code which
sets "zombie" and logs the message.  It only gets run when a response
hasn't been received for "response_window".  If there is a response...
it doesn't get run.

  If you want to double-check this, go to src/main/event.c, and look for
the function no_response_to_proxied_request().  Add this near the top
(i.e. before the reference to zombie)

	if (request->proxy_reply) {

  If the zombie messages go away, then something needs fixing.  If they
stay, then the home server really is *not* responding within

  Alan DeKok.

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