Problems with freeradius accounting proxy

Phil Pierotti phil.pierotti at
Mon Feb 15 23:13:30 CET 2010

Hi Fajar,

Yes and no, it's a third-party product integrated into our billing system,
so it's 100% "mystery magic".
Debugging is strictly "ask someone to fix it because its broken".

Re: your comments about database lookups, this is exactly the situation.

Phil P

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Fajar A. Nugraha <fajar at> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 4:00 AM, Phil Pierotti <phil.pierotti at>
> wrote:
> > Tue Feb 16 07:45:32 2010 : Proxy: Marking home server {{radius-ip}}  port
> > 1813 as zombie (it looks like it is dead).
> I assume that radius is out of your control?
> > Also, status check (via request) succeeds, naturally,  given that its not
> > the auth proxy that freeradius is complaining about.
> > (single downstream RADIUS configured as auth+acct)
> Running in debugging mode, or at least looking at FR logs, might show
> you what's happening. I suspect the home server is taking a long time
> processing acct packets. This is somewhat common if (for example) the
> home server uses database for acct, with lots of rows and index, an
> slow disks, in such a way that writes/updates takes a long time. This
> is just a guess though, more info should be available from the log.
> --
> Fajar
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