Problems with freeradius accounting proxy

Phil Pierotti phil.pierotti at
Mon Feb 15 06:10:41 CET 2010

I've upgraded to 2.1.8 , and still the same.

Oddly enough, it says the *ACCT* port is zombie (which it isn't , we're
still seeing responses frequently).
*and* the "un-zombie" recovery does an AUTH, so there is no case where the
ACCT port will UN zombify.

Phil P

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 1:42 PM, Phil Pierotti <phil.pierotti at>wrote:

> Hi All,
> I've got Freeradius (2.1.7, Ubuntu Hardy) setup to answer some requests
> itself, and others get proxied away.
> All accounting requests get proxied away.
> My Cisco LNS is sending periodic accounting requests , every ten minutes.
> We have enough concurrent sessions online that there's a steady rain of
> accounting packets, about one-3 per second on average.
> After some reasonably short period of time (currently approx 30-40 minutes)
> Freeradius stops responding to accounting requests.
> Auth requests (when they happen) are still fine, however because our auth
> volume is low, our Cisco ends up seeing the lack of response to accounting
> messages as 'dead radius', and no further auth attempts are being sent.
> TCPDUMP shows the accounting requests are still being received on the
> freeradius box, but the outbound/proxied messages have just stopped.
> Any suggestions as to what might be wrong/where to look?
> Phil P
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