Re: Forwarding/Logging Accounting to another Radius server without proxy‏

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Feb 10 00:41:49 CET 2010

Benjamin Marvin wrote:
> I've noted the RFCs list the following:

  Who reads those things? :)

> So my question is:
> Does FreeRadius have built in support for taking responsibility of Accounting retransmission?  

  No.  It's up to the NAS to retransmit.

> I currently proxy to an upstream vendor on the off-chance my customers use their services while connected to a servicing NAS.

  What does that mean?

>  Accounting turn-around with them is not robust so a NAS gener!
>  ates a truck load of duplicates then wonders why the accounting server hasn't responded.  Optimally, my own Server would reply and then generate a new accounting record for my upstream vendor.  Also, with the current setup, if the upstream vendor goes offline, my NAS will continue duplicating accounting records until timeout.
> I don't control all the connecting NASes so I can't tell them to wait longer.  Overall, it seems simpler to cut the upstream vendor out of the middle of my accounting stream.

  See raddb/sites-available/copy-acct-to-home-server

  Alan DeKok.

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