Sending accounting packets to more than one server?

Brian Candler B.Candler at
Tue Mar 29 18:02:22 CEST 2011

On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 11:06:51AM +0000, Brian Candler wrote:
> Tim McNabb wrote:
> > I was wondering if it is possible to forward accounting packets to another
> > server while also keeping the packets on the local machine. I’m working on
> > integrating a Netsweeper appliance and the company is saying that I need to
> > forward accounting packets to the appliance in order for it to set policies
> > correctly. Has anyone ever done this or would be willing to forward some
> > good documentation on how this can be done?
> I have a local module here which blindly sends out an extra copy of an
> accounting packet to target host(s) you specify, without waiting for any
> acknowledgement.  We use it for teeing off accounting to various packet
> shapers.
> Because the module doesn't maintain any state, i.e.  wait for
> acknowledgement or resend if no ack received, it's very lightweight and
> there are no queues or buffers to overflow.
> I can probably get permission to release the code if you're interested.

I have now secured this permission. The module is available as an attachment
to this ticket:

and also on github:



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